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Jumping to the Start of the Next Data Entry Row in Excel

When you are working with data in Microsoft Excel, there may be times when you need to jump to the next row so that you can enter new data. This can be especially helpful if you have a large worksheet and you need to enter data in multiple rows. There are a few different ways that you can jump to the next row in Excel.

1. Use the Enter Key

One way to jump to the next row in Excel is to simply press the Enter key on your keyboard after you have finished entering data in the current row. This will automatically take you to the next row where you can begin entering data. This method is quick and easy, but it does have one downside. If you accidentally press the Enter key while you are still entering data in a cell, it will move your cursor to the next cell instead of the next row.

2. Use the Tab Key

Another way to move to the next row in Excel is by using the Tab key on your keyboard. You can press the Tab key after you have finished entering data in a cell, and it will take you to the first cell in the next row. This method is also quick and easy, but it has the same downside as using the Enter key. If you accidentally press the Tab key while you are still entering data, it will move your cursor to the next cell instead of the next row.

3. Use the Down Arrow Key

You can also use the down arrow key on your keyboard to move down one row at a time in Excel. Simply press and hold down the Shift key while pressing the down arrow key until you reach the desired row. This method is a bit slower than using either the Enter or Tab keys, but it does not have the same downside as those methods since pressing the down arrow key will not enter any data into cells.

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