Canceling a Menu

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated October 23, 2021)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


If you begin to select an option from one of the Excel menus, you can cancel the menu by one of three methods:

  • Press Esc or Alt twice (the second time is necessary to return you to your worksheet)
  • Click on the menu name a second time
  • Click somewhere outside the menu area

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2063) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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