Excel shortcuts

How to Use the Fill Down Shortcut in Excel

If you're like most people, you probably use the fill handle in Excel to fill down a column of data. But did you know that there's a shortcut that can save you even more time?

The fill down shortcut is simple: just select the cell you want to start from, then press Ctrl+D (Windows) or Command+D (Mac). Excel will automatically fill down the column for you.

This shortcut is especially useful when you have a lot of data to fill down. For example, let's say you have a list of 1,000 names in one column, and you want to fill down a second column with the corresponding addresses. Using the fill handle would take a long time, but with the fill down shortcut, it's a breeze.

Here's another tip: you can also use the fill down shortcut to fill across row. Just select the cell you want to start from, then press Ctrl+R (Windows) or Command+R (Mac).

So next time you need to fill down or fill across in Excel, save yourself some time by using the fill down shortcut.

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