Clear Content Shortcut in Excel


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To clear contents from a cell or a range of cells in Excel you need to use the “Delete” button on the keyboard. This key works the same even if you have selected one cell, multiple non-continuous cells, or a range of cells.

  • Clear Content: Delete
  • Clear All: Alt > H > E > A
  • Clear Comments and Notes: Alt > H > E > M
  • Clear Hyperlinks: Alt > H > E > L

Apart from that, you can also use the Backspace key. Even though backspace is not used for clearing the content, it works almost the same. When you select a cell and press the backspace it clears the content from the cell and edits it.

If you are using Excel for Mac, you can use the Delete key to clear content from you can use the keys Fn + Delete for this.

Last Updated: May 13, 2024