Editing a Field in Excel: Mac vs Windows

January 9, 2012 / Updated: January 9, 2012 / Lena Shore


I am working in Excel on my MacBook and editing my Christmas card list. On a PC, I could hit the F2 button to immediately be able to edit the field I was in. Is there a shortcut on a Mac for that?


CONTROL+U is the new F2 when you’re using Excel with a Mac.

Or.. you can try this to switch it like a PC by using something like Key Remap. It’s a system preference app that will allow you to change the key functions in Excel.

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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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