Your mouse and arrow keys are the primary navigation keys for moving from cell to cell. Unlike Word, which uses an insertion point, Excel uses a cell pointer to show you the currently active cell. The active cell has a darkened border around it and accepts whatever data you enter next . As you press an arrow key, Excel moves the cell pointer in the direction of the arrow to a new cell, making the new cell the active one.
If you work with a rather large worksheet, you might find the Go To command useful. Press F5 to display the Go To dialog box, where you can select a range of cells that you might have previously named or type a cell reference value such as C141 to jump to that cell.
Table 6.1 lists the most commonly used navigational keystrokes within Excel. Use your mouse to scroll with the scrollbars. To scroll long distances, press Shift while you scroll with the mouse.
Table 6.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate Excel