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How To Move Around In Microsoft Excel Worksheet

Microsoft Excel Worksheet
Microsoft Excel Worksheet

Sequel to my previous tutorial on how to rename an excel worksheet,I am here again to show you methods you can use to move around in Microsoft excel worksheet.

To be proficient in the use of excel spreadsheet, one needs to know the different methods by which you can exploit the excel worksheet, move to cells, ranges and group of ranges. As you know, Microsoft excel is the second office application software after Microsoft word a learner should know very well because it is an important tool for an office holder, business person, teacher banker,engineer,researcher,etc.


One can move to any part of a worksheet using either mouse of keyboard,but the keyboard method is the best .Using this method saves time and at the same  time it covers a wider reach  (many rows and columns can be reach and select).In this tutorial, I will be focusing on using keyboard to navigate to different part of excel worksheet .These are the methods to be discuss in this tutorial:

  1. The Tab Key
  2. The Arrow Key
  3. The Shift + Tab Key
  4. Page Up and Page Down
  5. The Control + Home Key
  6. Goto (F5 and control +G)
  7. The Name Box


Moving Around A Worksheet

By using arrow keys, you can move around your worksheet can use the arrow key to move downward one cell at a time. Also, up arrow key can be used to move up one cell at a time. The tab key is used to move across the page to the right, one cell at a time. If you hold down the control key and press the Home key, it will move the cursor to the beginning of the worksheet.

The Tab Key


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keyboard-tab-key


  1. Move a mouse pointer to cell A1.
  2. Press the Tab key several times. Note that the cursor moves.


The Arrow Keys



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keyboard-arrow-keys


The arrow keys also known as direction keys are right, left, up and down keys.
  1. Press any of these direction keys several times. Note that the cursor moves download,upward,right, and left one cell at a time.


The Shift + Tab Key

  1. Hold down the shift key and then press tab. Note that the cursor moves to the left one cell at a time.


The Control + Home Key



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  1. Move the cursor to column J.
  2. Stay in column J and move to row 20.
  3. Hold down the ctrl key while you press the Home Key. Excel moves to cell A1.


Goto  (F5)

The F5 function key is the Goto key. A dialogue box appears and prompts you to enter the cell address of the cell you which to go. Enter the cell address, and the cursor jumps to that cell.
  1. Press F5. The Goto dialogue box appears.
  2. Type E10 in the reference field.
  3. Press Enter. Excel moves to cell E10.
  4.  

Goto (ctrl +G)


How To Move Around In Microsoft Excel Worksheet
How To Move Around In Microsoft Excel Worksheet With Ctrl+G


Pressing ctrl + G can perform the same operation as when pressing F5.
  1. Hold down the ctrl key while you press “G”. The “Goto” dialogue box appears.
  2. Type H6 in the reference field.
  3. Press Enter key. Excel moves to cell H6.


The Page Up and Page Down

  1. Press the page up key. Note that the cursor moves up one page.
  2. Press the page down key. Note that the cursor moves don one page.


The Name Box






How To Move Around In Microsoft Excel Worksheet
Microsoft Excel Name Box

The name box can perform the same task as F5 and ctrl + G,to go to a specific cell In a worksheet. Type the address of cell you want to go to in the Name Box and then press Enter.
  1. Type A8 in the Name Box.
  2. Press Enter.excel moves to cell A8.

1 comment:

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