Changing moving direction of the cell pointer after entering data

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Excel automatically moves the cell pointer to the next cell down when you press the Enter key after entering data into a cell, but you can change this behavior to move it up, down, left, right, and even stay on.

To change this setting, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 365 Options

   2.   On the Advanced tab, in the Editing options group, choose the value for the After pressing Enter, move selection list:

Advanced options in Excel 365

Your choice depends entirely on personal preference. Someone prefers to keep this option turned off.

See also this tip in French: Comment changer la direction de déplacement du pointeur de cellule après avoir entré des données.

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