In Microsoft Excel, the shortcut key for deleting cells, rows, or columns is the “Delete” key on the keyboard. You can use the following shortcuts depending on the action you want to perform:
- Delete Cells: Select the cells you want to delete and press the “Delete” key. This will delete the content and shift the remaining cells to fill the empty space.
- Delete Rows: Select the entire row(s) you want to delete and press the “Delete” key. This will remove the selected rows and shift the rows below upward.
- Delete Columns: Select the entire column(s) you want to delete and press the “Delete” key. This will remove the selected columns and shift the columns to the right.
Note that the “Delete” key does not delete cells, rows, or columns if you are in edit mode within a cell. To exit the edit mode, press “Enter” or “Esc” key before using the “Delete” key.
Please keep in mind that the actual behavior may vary depending on the Excel version and the settings in use.