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Mac shortcut 
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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'll look at several different ways you can create charts in Excel, including the recommended charts option.
In this video we'll look how to use the FILTER function with Boolean logic to apply multiple criteria. The result is a filtered list where the color is Blue and the month is June
In this video, we show you how to apply fonts and control font size.
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’ll look at how to perform a random sort with the SORTBY function, with help from the RANDARRAY function.