Your mouse and arrow keys are the primary navigation keys used to move from cell to cell. Unlike Word, which uses a text cursor, Excel uses a cell pointer to show you the currently active cell. The active cell accepts whatever data you enter next . As you press an arrow key, Excel moves the active cell pointer in the direction of the arrow.
Table 43.1 lists the most commonly used navigational keystrokes used within a worksheet. Use your mouse to scroll with the scrollbars. To scroll long distances, press Shift while you scroll with the mouse.
Table 43.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate Excel