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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

In Excel, when I had to change a word or a number, at the top of the sheet, I could do it, now I have to retype everything in the cell

Fix Excel, so when you have to change a word, number or sentence within a cell you can do it without retyping all the information in the cell. I used to be able to do it, but it is no longer possible.

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already supported  ·  Dan Battagin [MS XL] responded  · 

This is still possible.

1. Select the cell
2. Select the part of the content you want to change in the formula bar (above the grid)
3. Change that part of the content and hit

Hope that helps,
Dan [MS]

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  • Kenneth Barber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That "top of the sheet" is called the Formula Bar. To edit the active cell, you have a few choices:
    • Press F2
    • Double click the cell
    • Click in the Formula Bar

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