Keyboard shortcuts in Excel Web App

The keyboard shortcuts that are described in this Help topic refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys simultaneously, the keys to press are separated by a plus sign (+). For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys to press are separated by a comma (,).

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Microsoft Excel Online keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel Online are very similar to keyboard shortcuts in Excel.

Excel Online commands

To do this

Press

Move between ribbon and workbook content

CTRL+F6

Activate a different ribbon tab

TAB, ENTER

Move among ribbon commands

TAB

Execute the currently selected ribbon command

ENTER

Work with worksheets

To do this

Press

Switch to previous sheet

CTRL+PGUP

Switch to next sheet

CTRL+PGDN

Find

CTRL+F, or SHIFT+F5

Repeat Find down

SHIFT+F4

Repeat Find up

CTRL+SHIFT+F4

Move and scroll within worksheets

To do this

Press

Up one cell

UP ARROW, or SHIFT+ENTER

Down one cell

DOWN ARROW, or ENTER

Right one cell

RIGHT ARROW, or TAB

Left one cell

LEFT ARROW, or SHIFT+TAB

Beginning of the row

HOME

Go to A1

CTRL+HOME

Last cell of used range

CTRL+END

Move down one screen

PAGE DOWN

Move up one block of rows

PAGE UP

Work with objects

To do this

Press

Open menu/Drill down

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Drill up

ALT+UP ARROW

Follow hyperlink

CTRL+ENTER

Select cells, rows and columns, and objects

To do this

Press

Range of cells

SHIFT+ARROW keys

Entire column

CTRL+SPACE

Entire row

SHIFT+SPACE

To beginning of row

SHIFT+HOME

Up block of cells in current column

SHIFT+PAGE UP

Down block of cells in current column

SHIFT+PAGE DOWN

Move within a selected range

To do this

Press

From top to bottom (or forward through selection)

ENTER

From bottom to top (or back through selection)

SHIFT+ENTER

Forward through a row (or down through a single-column selection)

TAB

Back through a row (or up through a single-column selection)

SHIFT+TAB

Calculate data

To do this

Press

Calculate workbook (refresh)

F9

Full calculate

CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+F9

Refresh external data

To do this

Press

Refresh

ALT+F5

Refresh all

CTRL+ALT+F5

Edit cells

To do this

Press

Cut

CTRL+X

Copy

CTRL+C

Paste

CTRL+V

Undo

CTRL+Z

Redo

CTRL+Y

Enter data

To do this

Press

Complete cell entry and select the cell below

ENTER

Complete cell entry and select the cell above

SHIFT+ENTER

Complete cell entry and select the next cell in the row

TAB

Complete cell entry and select the previous cell in the row

SHIFT+TAB

Cancel cell entry

ESC

Start a new line in the same cell

ALT+ENTER

Insert hyperlink

CTRL+K

Insert Table

CTRL+T, or CTRL+L

Edit data within a cell

To do this

Press

Edit selected cell

F2

Clear selected cell

DELETE

Clear selected cell and start editing

BACKSPACE

Move right one character

RIGHT ARROW

Move left one character

LEFT ARROW

Move right one word

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move left one word

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Go to beginning of cell data

HOME

Go to end of cell data

END

Select right by character

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Select left by character

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Select right by word

SHIFT+CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Select left by word

SHIFT+CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Select to beginning of cell data

SHIFT+HOME

Select to end of cell data

SHIFT+END

Copy

CTRL+C

Cut

CTRL+X

Paste

CTRL+V

Format cells

To do this

Press

Bold

CTRL+B

Italics

CTRL+I

Underline

CTRL+U

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