Use keyboard shortcuts with an external keyboard in Excel Mobile for Windows 10

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Excel Mobile helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Excel Mobile.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

In this topic

Navigating the worksheet

To

Press

Move one cell to the right

TAB

Move one cell up, down, left, or right

ARROW KEYS

Extend selection left one cell

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Extend selection right one cell

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Extend selection left to the first cell

SHIFT+CONTROL+ LEFT ARROW

Extend selection right to the last cell

SHIFT+CONTROL+ RIGHT ARROW

Move one character to the left

CONTROL+ LEFT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Move one character to the right

CONTROL+ RIGHT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Move cursor one word to the left

CONTROL+ LEFT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Move cursor one word to the right

CONTROL+ RIGHT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Select or cancel the selection of one character to the left

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Select or cancel the selection of one character to the right.

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

(after tapping in the formula bar)

Display shortcut menu

SHIFT+F10

Next Pane

F6

Cycle through floating shapes, such as text boxes or images.

Ctrl+Alt+5, and then the Tab key repeatedly

Exit the floating shape navigation and return to the normal navigation.

Esc

Working with cells

To

Press

Save

CONTROL+ S

Copy

CONTROL+ C

Cut

CONTROL+ X

Paste

CONTROL+ V

Undo

CONTROL+ Z

Redo

CONTROL+ Y

Bold

CONTROL+ B

Italic

CONTROL+ I

Underline

CONTROL+ U

Select all

CONTROL+ A

Find

CONTROL+ F

Repeat

CONTROL+ Y

Replace

CONTROL+H

Insert table

CONTROL+T

Insert a line break within a cell

ALT + ENTER

Clear selected cell

DELETE

See also

Learn how to navigate in Excel using accessible features

Get started using a screen reader with Excel Mobile in Windows 10

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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