Excel for Android touch guide

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

Moving around in a file

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Gestures

Scroll

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

To quickly scroll through large worksheets, either horizontally or vertically, grab the scroll handle Scroll handle .

Scroll

Zoom in

Stretch two fingers apart.

Zoom in

Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

Zoom out

Making a selection

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Gestures

Select a cell

Tap a cell.

Select a cell

Select multiple cells

Tap, then drag the selection handler.

Select multiple cells

Quickly select all cells with content

Tap on a cell, and then flick the selection handle in the direction you want to select.

Quickly select all cells with content

Place the cursor

Tap in the formula bar.

Place the cursor

Add or edit cell contents

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

Add or edit cell contents

Hide the onscreen keyboard

Tap the Back key.

Tab the Back key to hide the onscreen keyboard

Open the contextual menu for a cell

Double-tap the cell, or, tap and hold on the cell.

Open the contextual menu for a cell

Working with columns or rows

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Gestures

Select or edit a column or row

Tap the column or row heading.

Select or edit a column or row

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.

Move one or more cells, or a column or row

Resize a column or row

Tap and drag the column or row heading from the double line indicator at the edge.

Resize a column or row

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