iWork Numbers, what is the MS Excel equivalent to the F2 key

Posted on 2010-01-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
MS Excel equivalent to the F2 key. In Excel you just hit F2 to start edited a given cell. In Numbers I have to double click it. Is there a keyboard shortcut for this? Thanks!
Question by:gregholl
    LVL 46

    Accepted Solution

    Try option-Enter or option-Return. The cell data doesn't appear immediately at the top of the screen until you type something.

    LVL 1

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks. On my computer it is actually "alt"-enter, not option-enter
    LVL 46

    Expert Comment

    Glad to help!

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Join & Write a Comment

    Approximate matching with VLOOKUP and MATCH seems to me to be a greatly under-used technique, and one which is vital for getting good performance out of large lookups. Until recently I would always have advised using an exact match for simplicity an…
    As a Mac user and former AppleCare AHA & Senior Advisor, I'm constantly bombarded with questions about Macs and if they need Antivirus. This short article is my response to those questions.
    This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
    This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    25 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now