Keyboard shortcuts in Excel Online

The keyboard shortcuts that are described in this Help topic refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

For keyboard shortcuts in which you press two or more keys simultaneously, the keys to press are separated by a plus sign (+). For keyboard shortcuts in which you press one key immediately followed by another key, the keys to press are separated by a comma (,).

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Microsoft Excel Online keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel Online are very similar to keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. The keyboard shortcuts listed in this article are for the most common tasks in Excel Online. For a list of keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Excel 2013, see Keyboard shortcuts in Excel.

Excel Online commands

To do this Press
Move between ribbon and workbook content Ctrl+F6
Activate a different ribbon tab Tab, Enter
Move among ribbon commands Tab
Execute the currently selected ribbon command Enter

Work with worksheets

To do this Press
Find Ctrl+F, or Shift+F5
Repeat Find down Shift+F4
Repeat Find up Ctrl+Shift+F4

Move and scroll within worksheets

To do this Press
Up one cell Up Arrow, or Shift+Enter
Down one cell Down Arrow, or Enter
Right one cell Right Arrow, or Tab
Left one cell Left Arrow, or Shift+Tab
Beginning of the row Home
Go to A1 Ctrl+Home
Last cell of used range Ctrl+End
Move down one screen Page Down
Move up one block of rows Page Up

Work with objects

To do this Press
Open menu/Drill down Alt+Down Arrow
Drill up Alt+Up Arrow
Follow hyperlink Ctrl+Enter

Select cells, rows and columns, and objects

To do this Press
Range of cells Shift+Arrow keys
Entire column Ctrl+SPACE
Entire row Shift+SPACE
To beginning of row Shift+Home
Up block of cells in current column Shift+Page Up
Down block of cells in current column Shift+Page Down

Move within a selected range

To do this Press
From top to bottom (or forward through selection) Enter
From bottom to top (or back through selection) Shift+Enter
Forward through a row (or down through a single-column selection) Tab
Back through a row (or up through a single-column selection) Shift+Tab

Calculate data

To do this Press
Calculate workbook (refresh) F9
Full calculate Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F9

Refresh external data

To do this Press
Refresh Alt+F5
Refresh all Ctrl+Alt+F5

Edit cells

To do this Press
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y

Enter data

To do this Press
Complete cell entry and select the cell below Enter
Complete cell entry and select the cell above Shift+Enter
Complete cell entry and select the next cell in the row Tab
Complete cell entry and select the previous cell in the row Shift+Tab
Cancel cell entry Esc
Start a new line in the same cell Alt+Enter
Insert hyperlink Ctrl+K
Insert Table Ctrl+L

Edit data within a cell

To do this Press
Edit selected cell F2
Clear selected cell Delete
Clear selected cell and start editing Backspace
Move right one character Right Arrow
Move left one character Left Arrow
Move right one word Ctrl+Right Arrow
Move left one word Ctrl+Left Arrow
Go to beginning of cell data Home
Go to end of cell data End
Select right by character Shift+Right Arrow
Select left by character Shift+Left Arrow
Select right by word Shift+Ctrl+Right Arrow
Select left by word Shift+Ctrl+Left Arrow
Select to beginning of cell data Shift+Home
Select to end of cell data Shift+End
Copy Ctrl+C
Cut Ctrl+X
Paste Ctrl+V

Format cells

To do this Press
Bold Ctrl+B
Italics Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
 
 
Applies to:
Excel Online, Excel Web App