Cancel a Command in MS Excel

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How many times have you started to perform an operation or action within Excel, when you decided half way through that you wanted to cancel it before it finished?

Well the good news is that it is not impossible to do this, and it's not even difficult at all either!

  • Usually all that is necessary is to simply press the Esc key.

This one little key stroke should cancel any command or action that Excel is processing at that instant.

It isn't very well known, but you can also press Esc to close almost any dialog box that may pop up in MS Excel.

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