Edit Cell Data

How to Edit Cell Data in Google Sheets

Edit Cell Data

Cell data is the text or numbers within a cell. When you first start building a spreadsheet, one of the first steps is to enter data in the cells.

Enter Cell Data

  1. Click the cell where you want to add data.

    You know the cell is active because a border appears around it.

  2. Type the data and press Enter.
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That's all there is to entering data in a cell.

Replace Cell Data

In addition to adding data in a blank cell, you can also type data into a cell that is already populated.

  1. Click the cell where you want to replace data.
  2. Type the new data and press Enter.
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The new information is added in the old data's place.

Edit Cell Data

  1. Double-click the cell where you want to edit data.
  2. The text cursor appears, and now you can edit the cell's contents.

  3. Edit the cell contents and press Enter.
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The new information is added in the old data's place.

Clear Cell's Contents

  1. Select the cell(s) that you want to clear.
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  2. Press the Delete key.

The contents are cleared from the cell.

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