Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Copy by Filling Right or Down
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
has a very useful feature that is called the "fill", and in this demo in the
Excel 2016 from Scratch series, Peter Kalmström shows how it works.
You can fill cell data into other cells either by dragging with the mouse
or by using the keyboard. Formulas, text, numbers, formatting – everything
will be copied.
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo!
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
- How to copy cell content into several cells by filling to the
right or down with the mouse.
- How to select several cells by Shift and drag.
- How to copy cell content into several cells using Ctrl + R
for right filling and Ctrl + D for down filling.
How to fill relative references into
- How Excel can auto-fill series, like months, week days and names
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel basics are the same for
earlier versions of Excel.