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Entering Data

The steps you take to enter data are basically the same regardless of the type of data entry: text, value, date, or time. Following are the steps you take to type a data entry into a cell:

1.
Select the cell in which you want to type the entry.

2.
Type the entry. As you type, the entry appears both in the cell and in the formula bar, as shown in Figure 4.2.

Figure 4.2. As you type an entry, it appears in the cell and in the formula bar.


3.
Accept the entry by doing one of the following:

Press Enter to accept the entry and move to the next cell down.

Press Tab to accept the entry and move to the next cell to the right.

Click the Enter button (the green check mark) to the left of the formula bar to accept the entry and keep the current cell selected.


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