EXCEL 2013 -- LEFT arrow when typing to remove mistake ?

How can I get the below "Desired Steps" #2 to work ?

Current Steps
1. enter "this is a test to delete THIS word I did by mistake" into CELL B1 in an EXCEL 2013 file
2. hit LEFT arrow on keyboard to delete the above "THIS" text
3. CELL A1 becomes active

Desired Steps
1. enter "this is a test to delete THIS word I did by mistake" into CELL B1 in an EXCEL 2013 file
2. hit LEFT arrow + something on keyboard
3. cursor appears behind the word "mistake", allowing me to LEFT arrow to "THIS" and backspace to remove "THIS"
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Natively, what you want does not work. Left Arrow moves the cursor to the cell left and does not delete anything.

It would seem to be a bad idea to try to map the Left Arrow to be the Delete key. Just use Backspace if you are actively typing or otherwise Delete to delete an entry.

Left arrow + something is just Left Arrow and then later Something.
Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Pressing F2 should put you in edit cell mode on an active cell.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
And then Left Arrows moves the cursor to a different character and Backspace Deletes
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