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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1, 2nd Edition by Tim Barnosky

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Basic Data Entry

As cells act as individual storage containers for the data you will enter into Excel worksheets, it follows that you will need to be able to enter the necessary data into your worksheet cells. When you select a cell in Excel, it becomes the active cell, and it is only into the active cell that you can initially enter data. An active cell is displayed with a solid green border around it. When you select a range of cells, only one cell within the range is the active cell; that is the cell that is displayed without a shaded background. You can use the Tab and the Enter keys to navigate among cells within a selected range while maintaining the range as your selection. In addition to dragging to select a range with your mouse, you ...

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