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Master the Excel Autofill Shortcut to Save Time on Data Entry

If you work with data in Excel, you know that one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks is data entry. Whether you're manually entering data into cells or copying and pasting data from another source, it can take forever to get your data into Excel. But there's a shortcut that can save you a ton of time: the autofill feature. Autofill is a handy tool that allows you to quickly fill in data in a series. For example, if you have a list of dates in one column, you can use autofill to quickly fill in the rest of the dates in that column. Or if you have a list of numbers in one column, you can use autofill to quickly fill in the rest of the numbers in that column. Autofill is a great time-saver, and once you learn how to use it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

To use autofill, simply select the cells that you want to fill in, then click and drag the fill handle (the small square in the bottom-right corner of the selection) to the cells that you want to fill. Excel will automatically fill in the cells with the appropriate data. You can also use autofill to fill in cells with a series of numbers or dates. To do this, simply enter the first two numbers or dates in the series, then select those cells, click and drag the fill handle, and Excel will automatically fill in the rest of the series for you. Autofill is a great time-saver, and once you learn how to use it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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