Excel shortcuts

The copy and paste shortcut that will save you hours in Excel

If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time working in Microsoft Excel. And if you're like most people, you probably find yourself doing a lot of copying and pasting. In fact, you might even find yourself doing a lot of repetitive copying and pasting-for example, if you're copying data from one spreadsheet to another, or if you're copying formulas from one cell to another.

Fortunately, there's a shortcut that can save you a lot of time when you're doing this kind of work. It's called the "Paste Special" shortcut, and it's available in Excel for Windows and Mac. Here's how it works:

1. Select the cell or range of cells that you want to copy.

2. Press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Cmd+C (Mac) to copy the selection.

3. Select the cell or range of cells where you want to paste the copied cells.

4. Press Ctrl+Alt+V (Windows) or Cmd+Option+V (Mac). This will open the "Paste Special" dialog box.

5. In the "Paste Special" dialog box, select the option that you want. For example, if you want to paste only the values of the cells that you're copying, select the "Values" option.

6. Click "OK" to close the dialog box and paste the selection.

That's all there is to it! This shortcut can save you a lot of time, especially if you're doing a lot of repetitive copying and pasting. Give it a try the next time you're working in Excel.

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