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Cancel selection

Windows shortcut 
Esc
Mac shortcut 
Esc

Pressing the escape key while editing a cell aborts the operation and leaves the cell in it's original state.

Related videos

The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.
In this video, we show you how to move data around in a worksheet.
In this video, we'll look at how to create a line chart in Excel to plot historical, 30-year mortgage interest rates.
In this video, we'll look at how to build a 100% stacked column chart that shows the percentages in each bar.
In this video, we show you how to change font color, and demonstrate how Excel's live preview can help you select a color.
In this video, we show you how to delete data from a worksheet.