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How to automatically move cursor to specific cell in Excel?

Sometimes, you may need to jump to specific cell for some purpose. This article will show you methods of moving cursor to specific cell in details.

Auto move cursor to specific cell with the Name box

Auto move cursor to specific cell with VBA code

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The Name box can help you easily move cursor to specific cell in Excel.

1. In the Name box, enter the specific cell reference you will jump to, and then press the Enter key.

Then the cursor moves to the specified cell immediately.

Note: If you need to jump to the specified cell in another worksheet, for example jump to cell C30 of Sheet2, please type Sheet2!C30 into the Name box, and then press the Enter key.


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The following VBA code helps you moving to specific cell at once in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click ThisWorkbook in the left pane to open the ThisWorkbook (Code) window. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the window.

VBA code: Move to the beginning or start of next row for data entry

Sub jumpnext()
    Range("F100").Select
End Sub

Note: In the code, F100 is the specified cell you will jump to. You can change it as you need.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code, then the cursor moves to cell F100 in current worksheet immediately.


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    Steve · 8 months ago
    That's helpful thanks. However I would like to have a formula as the argument for the 'Range' function. Is this permissible? What I would like to do is have the user enter a number in a dialog box, then search for the first occurrence of that number in a range of cells, and then jump the cursor to that cell...
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    Kris · 1 years ago
    I'd like to make a macro that moves from one cell to the next, step by step.