Excel – Quickly Find the Last Entry in a Column

If you need to find the last entry in a column of data in Excel, you can spend a lot of time scrolling – especially if there are hundreds or thousands of rows.

Good news – there is a shortcut.

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Click any cell in the column you wish to get to the bottom of, press Ctrl+Down arrow, and Excel will scroll down the column until it finds a blank cell, then stops just above it, displaying that cell as the Active cell.

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