In Numbers, it is possible to go to the cell below the cell you are currently in by pressing Enter.

In a table in Pages, it seems as though pressing Enter simply makes a new line in the table cell. Additionally, pressing the arrow keys only move the text insertion cursor and pressing Escape. Pressing ⌘ Enter does deselect the current cell and keep the entered text in it, but it doesn't automatically go to the next cell.

Is there a way (like there is in Numbers) to go to the next cell in a table in Pages?


⌥ alt/option↩︎ enter/return will always move down a cell.

The down arrow key will move you down a cell when

  • not editing the contents of the cell
    (i.e. the cell is selected but the insertion point is not within the cell), or
  • the insertion point is on the last line of the text content of the cell

If your insertion point is on another line of the cell, either

  • keep pressing until you get to the bottom line (then another press will jump cell), or
  • press ⌘cmd↩︎enter/return first to acknowledge cell contents and jump out of the cell, then .
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  • Is there a way to do this in one go? In Number it seems as though pressing <kbd>Enter</kbd> both acknowledges the contents and puts you in edit mode in the next cell. – Skeleton Bow Feb 18 '18 at 0:31
  • @Skeleton Yes, see edit – grg Feb 18 '18 at 0:45

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