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Overwriting and Deleting Data

When you overwrite a cell, you replace the cell’s contents with new data. Overwriting is handy when you want to correct typing errors or when a cell contains the wrong data. You can also easily erase the contents of a cell by using the Delete key. Erasing a cell is useful when you change your mind about the contents after you enter the data in the cell. You might find that a piece of data you initially typed into a cell is incorrect and needs to be changed.


1.gif Click the cell whose contents you want to overwrite, making it the active cell.

2.gif Type the correct data into the cell and press the Enter key.

3.gif Click the cell whose contents you want to delete, making it the active cell.

4.gif Press the Delete key to delete the data in a cell.


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