Excel Mobile for Windows 10 Touch Guide

If you’re new to touch devices, learning a few gestures will help you take maximum advantage of the touch capabilities.

Move around in a workbook

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Gestures

Scroll

Touch the screen and slide your finger and up and down, left and right.

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Zoom in

Stretch two fingers apart.

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Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

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Select and edit

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Gestures

Select a cell

Tap a cell.

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Select multiple cells

Tap, then drag the selection handler.

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Place the cursor

Tap in the formula bar.

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Add or edit cell contents

Double-tap the cell, or tap in the formula bar.

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Hide the onscreen keyboard

Tap the keyboard icon and then tap Hide keyboard. On your phone, tap the red X, or tap the Back button.

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Open the shortcut menu for a cell

Tap the cell and then tap ... . On your phone, tap the cell again to get the menu.

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Working with columns or rows

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Gestures

Select or edit a column or row

Tap the column or row heading.

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Move one or more cells, or a column or row

Tap and hold a selected column or row and then drag the selected data wherever you like.

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Resize a column or row

Tap and drag the column or row heading.

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Working with charts, shapes, and other objects

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Gestures

Move

Tap the object, then hold and drag to the desired location.

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Resize

Tap the object, then hold and drag any of the resize handles.

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Rotate

Tap the object, then hold and drag the rotation handle.

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