Create Excel Chart With Shortcut Keys
To create a chart in Excel, you can select the data on the worksheet, then use the Ribbon commands to insert the chart.
Use the Keyboard Shortcuts
If you’d rather use the keyboard to insert a chart, there are a couple of shortcut keys that you can tap.
To insert a new sheet in the workbook, with a chart for the selected data, you can press the F11 key.
To insert the chart on the active worksheet, use the Alt + F1 shortcut keys
Change the Default Chart Type
When you create a chart using the keyboard shortcuts, the default chart type is used. To select a different default chart type:
On the Excel Ribbon, click the Insert tab
In the Charts group, click the Dialog Launcher button, at the bottom right
Select one of the chart types, and a Sub-type, then click Set as Default Chart
Click Cancel, to close the window.
Then, when you create new charts with one of the keyboard shortcuts, the new default type will be used.
Watch the Chart Shortcut Keys Video
To see the steps for creating an Excel chart with a keyboard shortcut, watch this short Excel tutorial video.
Or watch on YouTube: Create Excel Chart with Shortcut Keys