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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 edit a formula you've already entered.
In this video, we'll look at how to count the unique values returned by the UNIQUE function, together with other functions like FILTER and COUNTA.
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 at some ways you can apply font formatting to an Excel chart.
In this video, we'll look at how to create a histogram chart. A histogram chart displays the count of items grouped into bins using columns.

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