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The Best Keyboard Shortcuts for Pasting Values in Excel

If you're an Excel power user, you know that there are a ton of different ways to get your work done faster. One of the most useful things you can do is to learn all the different keyboard shortcuts that are available to you. In this article, we're going to focus on one particular task: pasting values in Excel. We'll show you some of the best keyboard shortcuts for this task, so that you can get your work done even faster.

The first keyboard shortcut we're going to show you is the one that most people are familiar with: Ctrl + V. This shortcut will paste whatever is in your clipboard into the currently selected cell. However, there's a caveat: by default, this shortcut will paste everything, including any formatting that was applied to the original data. If you only want to paste the values, and not the formatting, you can use the following shortcut instead: Ctrl + Shift + V.

If you find yourself using this shortcut a lot, you may want to consider changing the default behavior of Ctrl + V. To do this, go to the File tab, then click on Options. In the Options dialog box, select the Advanced tab. Under the Editing options section, you'll see an option that says "Paste values only by default." Select this option, then click OK.

Now that you know how to paste values only, let's take a look at some other keyboard shortcuts that can be useful when pasting values in Excel. For example, let's say you want to paste values into a range of cells. Rather than selecting each cell individually, you can use the following shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow. This shortcut will select the entire column that contains the active cell, all the way down to the last populated cell. Then, when you use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut, the values will be pasted into all of the selected cells.

If you want to paste values into an entire row, you can use a similar shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow. This shortcut will select the entire row that contains the active cell, all the way to the last populated cell in that row. Again, using the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut will paste the values into all of the selected cells.

You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut to paste values into a rectangular selection of cells. To do this, first use the Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow and Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow shortcuts to select the entire range of cells that you want to paste into. Then, use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut to paste the values into all of the selected cells.

Finally, let's take a look at a keyboard shortcut that can be useful if you want to paste values into a column that doesn't have any empty cells. In this case, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + End shortcut. This shortcut will select the entire column that contains the active cell, all the way to the last populated cell. Then, when you use the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut, the values will be pasted into all of the selected cells.

As you can see, there are a number of different keyboard shortcuts that can be useful when pasting values in Excel. By learning and using these shortcuts, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort.

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