iWork 09 Numbers: Edit Cell shortcut

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by samh, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    PC user who made the switch to Mac recently. Nearly twenty years of PC use and I can do just about anything from the keyboard, so it's taking me some time to learn/re-learn all my keyboard shortcuts. There's one I can't seem to figure out.

    A fairly standard shortcut on Windows is F2 for editing a selection. If a file is selected, you can edit the filename by hitting F2. If you're working with a spreadsheet and hit F2, you begin editing the selected cell.

    In Numbers, I can't seem to find the keyboard shortcut to edit the selected cell. I know I can begin typing to overwrite the cell contents, but often I want to add something to the contents or fix a typo. Is this possible without mouse/trackpad?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Try option-Enter or option-Return. The cell data doesn't appear immediately at the top of the screen until you type something.

  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    That's it! Thanks!

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