How to Move Cursor in Excel Cell (2 Useful Methods)

Moving the cursor in an Excel cell is a quite simple and basic task. The arrow keys are the tool that we use most commonly in this regard. But some tricks and shortcuts to move the cursor can add extra speed and smoothness to your work. So, I’ll show two exclusive methods in this article to move the cursor in an Excel cell with proper illustrations.


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2 Ways to Move Cursor in Excel Cell

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1. Using Arrow Keys to Move Cursor in Cell

First, we’ll learn the most common and conventional way to move the cursor- just pressing the arrow key. In which direction you want to move the cursor, just press that directed arrow keys from your keyboard. Look at the screenshot of my dataset given below, my cursor is right before the word ‘Good’. Now let’s move it.

Steps:

  • To move the cursor in the right direction just press the Right Arrow key.

Using Arrow Keys to Move Cursor in Cell

Now see the cursor moved to the right in one step.

Using Arrow Keys to Move Cursor in Cell

  • If you press the Left Arrow key then the cursor will move in the left direction.

Using Arrow Keys to Move Cursor in Cell

  • To go to the end of the sentence at once, just press the Down Arrow key on your keyboard.

Using Arrow Keys to Move Cursor in Cell

  • And to go to the start of a sentence from anywhere at once, press the Up Arrow key.

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2. Using Keyboard Shortcut to Move Cursor in Excel Cell

Now we’ll apply some shortcuts to move the cursor in an Excel cell that will help you to jump your cursor after or before one word and jump to the end or start of a sentence. Let’s start.


2.1. Move Cursor After or Before One Word

To move the cursor after or before one word, we’ll need to use the CTRL key.

Steps:

  • The cursor is right before the word ‘Good’. Press and hold the CTRL key then press the Right Arrow key.

Using Keyboard Shortcut to Move Cursor in Excel Cell

Then you will see that the cursor has jumped after one word, which means it has jumped before the word ‘Night’.

Using Keyboard Shortcut to Move Cursor in Excel Cell

  • If you press and hold the CTRL key and press the Left Arrow key then it will jump before one word.

Have a look, the cursor has moved to its previous position.


2.2. Move Cursor to the Beginning or at the Ending of a Sentence

In our first method, we have learned how to jump to the end or start of a sentence using the arrow keys. Here, we’ll use another key to do that. For that, you will have the keyboard that has the HOME and END keys.

Steps:

  • To jump to the end of a sentence from any position, just press the END key.

Using Keyboard Shortcut to Move Cursor in Excel Cell

  • And to jump to the start of a sentence, press the HOME key.

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Conclusion

I hope the procedures described above will be good enough to move the cursor in an Excel cell. Feel free to ask any question in the comment section and please give me feedback. Visit ExcelDemy to explore more.


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Mithun

Hello! I am Md. Sourov Hossain Mithun. Welcome to my profile. Currently, I am working at Exceldemy as an Excel and VBA Content Developer. Excel is amazing software. Here I will post excel related useful articles. I am a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. I love to learn new things and work with them. Thank you.

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