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

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The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.
Structured references are used to refer to Excel tables in formulas. In this video, we get into the nitty gritty with many examples.
In this video, we'll look at how to make a custom table style the default table style in new workbooks.
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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 introduce Pivot Charts. Unlike normal charts, Pivot charts can be used to plot data with hundreds or thousands of rows.