Excel Hack

Shortcut to increase font size in Excel

If you want to increase the font size of text entered in a cell, you would normally have to use the mouse to increase the font size, but Excel’s convenient shortcut keys allow you to increase the font size with fewer keystrokes. Also, if you find it cumbersome to increase the font size one by one, you can select any font size from the Format Cells dialog box.

Shortcut to increase font size

Increase font size by one step

Windows
Access Key: Alt + H + F + G

Mac
command + shift + >

Set any font size

Windows
Ctrl + Shift + F or Ctrl + Shift + P
Access Key: Alt + H + F + N

Mac
control + shift + P

Increase font size by one step

This is a way to increase the font size by one step using a shortcut key.

Total Time: 1 minute

Select a cell

Select a cell

Select the cells for which you want to increase the font size.

Increase the font size by one step

Press Alt + H + F + G

Press Alt + H + F + G to increase the font size by one step.

Increase font size from the Format Cells dialog box

Select a cell

Select the cells for which you want to increase the font size.

Press Alt + H + F + G

Press Ctrl + Shift + F to display the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.

Press Alt + S to select the size, then press (Down Arrow key) to select the desired font size.

Larger font size

Press Enter to change to the selected font size.