Use an external keyboard with Excel for iPad

Using an external keyboard with your iPad allows you to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts you’re familiar with if you are also using Excel on a Mac or Windows computer. For example, on your Windows computer, to paste text into an Office workbook, you’d press CONTROL + V, but on the iPad, you’d press Apple Cmd Symbol + V. 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

Moves to the cell to the right

TAB

Move within cell text

ARROW KEYS

Copy

Apple Cmd Symbol + C

Paste

Apple Cmd Symbol + V

Cut

Apple Cmd Symbol + X

Undo

Apple Cmd Symbol + Z

Redo

Apple Cmd Symbol + Y or Apple Cmd Symbol + SHIFT + Z

Bold

Apple Cmd Symbol + B

Italic

Apple Cmd Symbol + I

Underline

Apple Cmd Symbol + U

Select all

Apple Cmd Symbol + A

Select a range of cells

SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW

Insert a line break within a cell

ALT + RETURN

Move cursor to the beginning of the current line within a cell

Apple Cmd Symbol + LEFT ARROW

Move cursor to the end of the current line within a cell

Apple Cmd Symbol + RIGHT ARROW

Move cursor to the beginning of the current cell

Apple Cmd Symbol + UP ARROW

Move cursor to the end of the current cell

Apple Cmd Symbol + DOWN ARROW

Within a cell that contains a line break, move cursor up by one paragraph

OPTION + UP ARROW

Within a cell that contains a line break, move cursor down by one paragraph

OPTION + DOWN ARROW

Move cursor right by one word

OPTION + RIGHT ARROW

Move cursor left by one word

OPTION + LEFT ARROW

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Applies To: Excel for iPad



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