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How to stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2021-01-06

Normally, when you finish the content in a cell and press Enter key, the cursor will be moved to the next cell by default. But, sometimes, you just need stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key. This article, I will introduce you some quick tricks to solve this job in Excel.

Stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key with Excel Options

Stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key with Shortcut Keys


arrow blue right bubble Stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key with Excel Options

In Excel, you can go to the Excel Options to set the option for changing the direction of the cursor after pressing the Enter key, please do as follows:

1. Click File > Options to go the Excel Options dialog.

2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click Advanced from the left pane, and in the right list box, under the Editing options section, uncheck After pressing Enter, move selection, see screenshot:

doc stay in cell 1

3. And then click OK button, from now on, when you enter the content into a cell and press Enter key, the input cell is still selected but not move.


arrow blue right bubble Stay in the same cell after pressing the Enter key with Shortcut Keys

In Excel, you can also use shortcut keys to solve this task.

After entering the content, please press Ctrl + Enter keys together instead of just Enter key, and you can see the entered cell is still selected.

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vorrei che l'invio rimanga in una cella senza spostarsi, mentre tutte le altre come di default.come faccio?
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Does not do anything useful - I want return to act as a return and start a new line within the cell - this "solution" simply removes the pre-existing text if you start to type again
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Alt+Enter starts a new line in the cell
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THANK YOU! This has been driving me crazy
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Super helpful! Thank you
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VOTRE SIMPLE COMMENTAIRE M'AIDE PLUS QUE LE POST !!!!
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I hope you only get green lights on your way home everyday. I hope you have the most delicious meal in the world. Most of all I pray God blesses you endlessly and guides you to the straight path. This one little thing just made my life 10x easier. Thanks.
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you must be the cutest thing ever. your comment is the sweetest thing I ever read in the internet
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Can you use these options specifically just for one particular worksheet or range of cells? i want normally to move down on pressing ENTER but in a range of cells want to move right!
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