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Scroll to top button in Excel: how to add one?

Add a scroll to top button in Excel to impress your customers and use shortcuts to go back to the first cell of your worksheet. Learn Excel tips and trick with Ted Jordan!

Do you want to impress your clients and colleagues with your Excel spreadsheets? Or maybe you just want to save time inserting a scroll to top button?

Learn how to go to the top of your Excel worksheet within seconds, using shortcut keys or by implementing a scroll to top button.

Discover at least 4 ways to scroll to the top in Excel in this free Excel tutorial.

Ready to master MS Excel workbooks?

Scroll to the top of your spreadsheet in Excel using a shortcut or the Go To tool.

We already shared with you many handy shortcuts (here) to use in Excel and in Google Sheets and you know how to create your own shortcuts thanks to this tutorial (click here to access it).

Now, time to refresh your memory with the one below and to discover shortcut keys for the Go To tool.

Go back to the first cell of your Excel worksheet by pressing Control+Fn+Left arrow.

Discover more shortcuts to navigate Excel worksheets here.

Use the Go To tool in Excel to move to a specific cell, such as A1.

Go back to the first cell of your worksheet:

  • Press F5 or Control+G
  • Enter A1 as the reference
  • Click OK.

In Excel, there are various ways to add a scroll to top button or other buttons. Today, learn how to add a scroll to top button with a link and with a macro.

No worries, even Excel beginners will be able to create a macro with this quick tutorial!

Add a custom button in Excel to go back to the top of your worksheet or to go to the next table:

  • Go to Insert then select Shapes (in Illustrations if your Excel window is not in full screen).
  • Draw the shape you picked from the list and format it.
  • Right click the button you have created and select Hyperlink… or select it and press Command+K.
  • Select This Document, type in A1 as the cell reference and click OK.

Now, when you click the button you go back to the top of your worksheet.

Follow the steps below to add a scroll to top button in Excel, using a macro:

  • Go to the Developer tab and select Button.
  • Click your worksheet to assign a macro to the button: the Assign Macro window is now visible.
  • Click New and enter the macro below:
    Sub Scroll_To_Top()
    With ActiveSheet
    Application.Goto Cells(1, 1), True
    End With
    End Sub
  • Format your button and use it!

If you don’t see the Developer tab, press Command+, then go to Ribbon & Toolbar and add Developer to your Excel ribbon.

Now, you know how to add scroll to top buttons in Excel using a link or a macro and you know how to go back to the top of your worksheet using shortcuts.

To know how to create your own shortcuts in Excel, click here.

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