How to Prevent moving to the next Cell after pressing enter in Excel 2010 ?

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When you type a value in a cell and press enter , you might see that you would have moved to the next cell by default .

To prevent this in Excel 2010 ,

1. Go to File – > Options

2. In the advanced tab of the Excel Options , disable / uncheck the “After pressing Enter , move selection ” in the Edition Options and click ok .

Now type in the values inside the call and press enter , you should see that the cursor to edit stays on the same cell .



  1. Hi! I didn`t know that we can do that! maybe you would like to read this:

    July 26, 2011 - 12:57 am – Reply

  2. steve bales

    There is a glitch in this. If you protect the sheet, and un-check “select locked cells” and check “select unlocked cells”, it will always move to another cell no matter what you do on the advance option area.

    Very annoying. I don’t want to be able to select protected cells, but I don’t want the enter key to move to another cell.

    December 21, 2011 - 5:23 pm – Reply

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