Use an external keyboard with Excel for Android

Using an external keyboard with your device allows you to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with if you are also using Excel on a Windows computer. For example, on your Windows computer, to paste text into an Office workbook, you’d press CONTROL + V, and on your Android device, you’d press the same key combinations. The shortcuts listed in this article are the only ones that will work in this version of Excel.

Navigating the worksheet

To

Press

Move one cell to the right

TAB

Move one cell up, down, left, or right

ARROW KEYS

Working with cells

To

Press

Save

CONTROL+ S

Copy

CONTROL+ C

Paste

CONTROL+ V

Copy formatting

CONTROL+ SHIFT + C

Cut

CONTROL+ X

Undo

CONTROL+ Z

Redo

CONTROL+ Y or
CONTROL + SHIFT + Z

Bold

CONTROL+ B

Italic

CONTROL+ I

Underline

CONTROL+ U

Select all

CONTROL+ A

Find

CONTROL+ F

Insert a line break within a cell

ALT + RETURN

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