F2 key in PC Excel missing in Excel for Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by peterkirring, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. peterkirring macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    Recently switched from PC to Mac, I really miss the F2 functionality in Excel for Mac

    Or, more specifically , I am missing the possibility to place the cursor in a cell and hit F2 to edit the formula as well as Excel color-coding all cells that are referred to from the current cell.

    I know I can do the same by clicking in the "formula builder toolbar" but I don't wan't to have to reach for the mouse each time... does anyone know if Excel for Mac has a similar feature / keystroke to use?

    Help much appreciated (and sorry for being slightly oft topic (but I guess this forum comes closest))
  2. seb-opp macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2008
    You haven't specified this, but if you're asking 'can I use F keys normally', press Fn and F2

    If that's not the question and you already knew that, Sorry! I don't use Excel so can't help any further!
  3. peterkirring thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    Thanks for replying!
    Doesn't work for me - guess it may be because I use a PC keyboard then (?)

    ...God, it would be easier to love a Mac if Apple wasn't so damned proprietary!

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