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Paste Special Shortcut in Excel: How to Use it & What it Does

If you work with Excel on a regular basis, you know that there are a ton of different shortcuts that you can use in order to make your life a whole lot easier. One of the most useful shortcuts that you can use is the paste special shortcut. This shortcut allows you to quickly and easily paste data into an Excel spreadsheet in a variety of different ways. In this article, we'll show you how to use the paste special shortcut in Excel and what it does.

The first thing you need to do is select the data that you want to copy. Once you have the data selected, press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys on your keyboard at the same time. This will copy the data to your clipboard.

Now that the data is on your clipboard, you can use the paste special shortcut to paste it into your Excel spreadsheet. To do this, simply press the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys on your keyboard at the same time, then press the "V" key. This will bring up the paste special dialog box.

In the paste special dialog box, you'll see a number of different options that you can choose from. The first option is "Paste." This will simply paste the data into the spreadsheet as is. The second option is "Paste Values." This will paste the data into the spreadsheet, but it will remove any formatting that was applied to the data. The third option is "Paste Formulas." This will paste the data into the spreadsheet, but it will also keep any formulas that were applied to the data. The fourth option is "Paste Links." This will paste the data into the spreadsheet, but it will also keep any links that were applied to the data. The fifth option is "Paste Special." This will allow you to choose from a number of different options, including pasting the data as a picture, pasting only the values, pasting only the formulas, and more.

Once you've selected the option that you want to use, simply click the "OK" button and the data will be pasted into the spreadsheet.

That's all there is to using the paste special shortcut in Excel. As you can see, it's a very useful shortcut that can save you a lot of time when you're working with data in Excel. Give it a try the next time you're working with data in Excel and see how much easier it is to use.

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