Selecting and Navigating Table Cells
To easily navigate around a table, select the table cells but avoid selecting the text
inside the cell. When you select a cell, its borders are highlighted.
To select a single table cell:
Click to select the table and click again to select an individual cell.
When a cell is selected, use the Tab, Return, and arrow keys to move the selection to an
Here are ways to select multiple cells, rows, or columns:
To select adjacent table cells, select a single cell, and then hold down the Shift key as
you select adjacent cells.
You can also click a cell and then drag through a range of cells.
To select nonadjacent table cells, hold down the Command key as you select cells.
Command-click again to deselect a cell in the group.
To select a single row or column, select a single cell, and then choose Select Row or
Select Column from the Edit Rows & Columns pop-up menu in the Table inspector.
To select multiple rows, select two or more vertically adjacent cells before choosing
To select multiple columns, select two or more horizontally adjacent cells before
choosing Select Column.
To move the selection from cells within the table to the entire table:
Press Command-Return, or click outside the table and then click anywhere in the table.
When a cell is selected, here are shortcuts to select adjacent cells.
The next cell to the right
If you press Tab in the last column, the first cell in
the next row is selected.
If you press Tab in the last cell, a new row is
added and its first cell is selected.
The next cell to the left
The next cell down
Press Down Arrow.
The next cell up
Press Up Arrow.