Quickly edit cells in Excel 2008?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by c073186, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    In the Windows version of Excel, you can hit F2 and quickly edit the contents of a cell. This shortcut does not work in the Mac version. Does anyone know if there is a similar keyboard shortcut to enter information into a cell without having to double-click the cell? (This is assuming there is already text in the cell that I do not want to overwrite by simply starting to type).

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You probably need to use the fn key to access the F keys.

    fn+F2 works for me

    You can also remap keys using system preferences / keyboard shortcuts
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Unless you've customized your keyboard, fn+F2 doesn't do the same thing as Control-U

    fn+F2 copies the cell
    Control-U enters edit mode for the cell

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