Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Write a Formula

To use a keyboard shortcut to enter a cell reference, place the insertion point in the Formula Editor or formula bar.

Use these shortcuts when you’re writing a formula:

  • To refer to a single cell, press Option and then use the arrow keys to select the cell.
  • To refer to a range of cells, press and hold Shift-Option after selecting the first cell in the range until the last cell in the range is selected.
Keyboard shortcuts

To learn more about keyboard shortcuts, search for “keyboard” in Numbers Help.