How to Make a Cell Active in Excel: Activating Cell Editing Mode

Double clicking on a cell will simply activate and make it editable. You can also make a cell editable by clicking in the formula bar.

Welcome to an advanced Excel tutorial where we will show you an excellent way to go to cell editing mode with a single mouse click. There are three basic ways to activate cell editing mode in Microsoft Excel: double-clicking, clicking on the formula bar, and using the keyboard shortcut F2. However, in this tutorial, we will introduce a new way for you to click on a cell and automatically activate editing mode with a single click.

To achieve this, we will use VBA. First, we will right-click on the Sheet1 tab and click on “View Code” to enter the Visual Basic Editor. We will then write the code or check the link in the description for the code. Once we have completed writing the code, we will close the VBE, and we’re done.

Now, if we click anywhere with a single mouse click, we can go to the editing mode. This is an additional feature that provides a fourth way to go to the cell editing mode. So, from now on, you will have four ways to activate cell editing mode.

By using the method shown in this tutorial, you won’t need to double-click, click on the formula bar, or use the keyboard shortcut F2. You will just need to click on the cell, and it will automatically activate editing mode.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful. Thank you for watching, and see you in the next tutorial.


What is an active cell in Excel?
ACTIVE CELL. In an Excel worksheet, each small rectangle or box is known as a cell. The active cell is the selected cell in which data is entered when you begin typing. Only one cell is active at a time.
How do you set active cells?
Type the keyword “ActiveCell”.Type a dot (.) to get the list properties and methods.Select the property or method that you want to use.Run the code to perform the activity to the active cell.