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Cancel entry

Windows shortcut 
Esc
Mac shortcut 
Esc

Pressing escape while editing an a cell will abort the operation without changing anything.

Related videos

The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.
In this video we look at how to use the LEN function to calculate the number of characters in a text string. LEN is a surprisingly useful function that appears in many formulas.
In this video, we compare formulas and pivot tables side-by-side to build the same reports to demonstrate how powerful and easy to use pivot tables are.
In this lesson, we review shortcuts you can use to edit cells more efficiently.

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