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Selecting Cells

After data entry, selecting worksheet content is probably the task most frequently performed in Excel. Selecting cells and ranges tells Excel where you are and what you're doing, and is an integral step in most formatting, calculation, and editing procedures. To select an individual cell, click on it or use any of the keyboard shortcuts shown in Table 3.1 for worksheet navigation to move to the desired cell.

Table 3.1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Selecting Individual Cells
Keyboard ShortcutSelects
EnterThe cell below the current cell
TabThe cell to the right of the current cell
Shift+TabThe cell to the left of the current cell
Ctrl+HomeCell A1
HomeThe first cell in the current row



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