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The Top 5 Excel Fill Cell Shortcuts You Need to Know

If you're an Excel user, then you know how important it is to be able to quickly and easily fill cells. Whether you're filling in data or formulas, there are a few shortcuts that can make your life a lot easier. Here are the top 5 Excel fill cell shortcuts you need to know.

  1. Ctrl + D
  2. This shortcut will fill the selected cell with the contents of the cell below it. So, if you have a header in the first row and data in the second row, you can use this shortcut to quickly fill the entire column. Simply select the cell you want to fill and press Ctrl + D. Excel will do the rest!
  3. Ctrl + R
  4. This shortcut is similar to Ctrl + D, but it fills the selected cell with the contents of the cell to the right of it. So, if you have a header in the first column and data in the second column, you can use this shortcut to quickly fill the entire row. Simply select the cell you want to fill and press Ctrl + R. Excel will do the rest!
  5. Ctrl + Shift + D
  6. This shortcut will fill the selected cell with the contents of the cell below it, and then fill the cells below it with the contents of the cell below that, and so on. So, if you have a header in the first row and data in the second row, you can use this shortcut to quickly fill the entire column. Simply select the cell you want to fill and press Ctrl + Shift + D. Excel will do the rest!
  7. Ctrl + Shift + R
  8. This shortcut is similar to Ctrl + Shift + D, but it fills the selected cell with the contents of the cell to the right of it, and then fill the cells to the right of it with the contents of the cell to the right of that, and so on. So, if you have a header in the first column and data in the second column, you can use this shortcut to quickly fill the entire row. Simply select the cell you want to fill and press Ctrl + Shift + R. Excel will do the rest!
  9. Ctrl + Y
  10. This shortcut will fill the selected cell with the contents of the cell above it. So, if you have a header in the first row and data in the second row, you can use this shortcut to quickly fill the entire column. Simply select the cell you want to fill and press Ctrl + Y. Excel will do the rest!

These are just a few of the many Excel fill cell shortcuts that are available. Experiment with different shortcuts and see which ones work best for you. And, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!

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