Shortcut to cut a cell value
Here is a shortcut key to cut a value: In Excel, you may need to cut a part of a value entered in a cell and paste it into another cell. Normally, you right-click on a cell and select Cut but you can save time by using a shortcut key. Here are some shortcut keys for cut and paste that can be used on Windows and Mac.
Shortcut key to cut values
Ctrl + X
command + X or control + X
Cut a part of the value
Cut a part of the value using shortcut keys. Here is how to cut and paste a specific string of text in a cell into another cell. As an example, we will cut out only the word "Comedy" from the string "Romance Comedy".
Total Time: 1 minute
Select a cell
Select the cell in which the value you want to cut.
Cells become editable
Press F2, cell becomes editable, and a cursor appears in the cell.
Select a value
Shift + ← (Left Arrow Key) to select "Comedy".
Cut a value
Press Ctrl + X to cut "Comedy".
Select the cells where you want to paste
Use the Arrow key to select the cell where you want to paste the value you want to cut.
Values are pasted
Press Ctrl + V to paste the cut value.