Enter, Edit, and Delete Data

Basic formatting in Excel XP can customize the look and feel of your Excel XP spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel XP here.

Editing information in a cell

Information in a spreadsheet is likely to change over time. Information can be changed in two ways.

The quick and easy method:

  • Click the cell containing the information you want to change.
  • Type the new entry. The old entry is replaced by the new entry.

If the original entry is long and requires only a minor adjustment (in spelling, for example), you can directly edit the information in the cell.

To edit information in a cell:

Method 1: Direct cell editing

  • Double-click the cell containing the information you want to change.
  • The cell is opened for direct editing.

    Direct Cell Editing
  • Make the necessary corrections.
  • Press Enter or click the Enter button on the formula bar Enter button to complete the entry.

Method 2: Formula bar editing

  • Click the cell containing the information you want to change.
  • Edit the entry in the formula bar.

    Edit Information in the Formula Bar