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.

Deleting information in a cell

To delete data that already appears in a cell:

  • Click the cell containing the information you want to delete.
  • Click the information displayed in the formula bar.
  • Click the Cancel button Cancel button to delete an entry and turn off the formula buttons.

OR

  • Click the cell containing the information you want to delete.
  • Press the Delete key, OR
  • Right-click and choose Clear Contents from the shortcut menu.

    Clear Contents selection on the Shortcut Menu

To delete data being typed but not yet added to the cell:

  • Cancel an entry by pressing the Escape key.