6 Keyboard Shortcuts For Moving Within A Range Selection

2017-04-21

 

These are keyboard shortcuts for moving the active cell around a selected range of cells.

  • Enter – Move the active cell one cell in a direction based on your settings. This is down by default.
  • Shift + Enter – Moves the active cell up to the previous cell in the range.
  • Tab – Moves the active cell to the right in the range.
  • Shift + Tab – Moves the active cell to the left in the range.
  • Ctrl + Period – Moves the active cell to the next corner of the range in a clockwise fashion. This does not move to corners in non continuous ranges.
  • Shift + Backspace – Collapse the selected range to just the active cell in the range.

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and freelance consultant and trainer specializing in Excel, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps and SharePoint. You can find other interesting articles from John on his blog or YouTube channel.

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