Clear Contents | Keyboard Shortcut | Microsoft 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-continues cells, or a range of cells.

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Apart from that, you can also use the following keys to get the same thing done.

  • Backspace: 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.
  • Alt ➜ H ➜ E ➜ A: This keyboard shortcut activates the “Clear Content” option from the Home Tab.

➜ Excel Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (PDF)