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Quickly Entering Data in Excel

There are a few different ways that you can quickly enter data into Excel. One way is to use the fill handle. The fill handle is the small square in the bottom-right corner of a selected cell. To use the fill handle, you can click and drag it down or across to automatically fill in a series of cells. For example, if you wanted to quickly enter data into cells A1 through A5, you could select cell A1 and then drag the fill handle down to cell A5.

Another way to quickly enter data into Excel is to use the AutoFill feature. With AutoFill, you can enter data into one or more cells, and then Excel will automatically fill in the rest of the cells based on the pattern that you've established. For example, if you enter "1" in cell A1 and "2" in cell A2, you can then select both cells and use AutoFill to enter "3" in cell A3, "4" in cell A4, and so on.

You can also use AutoFill to fill in a series of numbers or dates. For example, if you enter "1" in cell A1 and "2" in cell A2, you can then select both cells and use AutoFill to enter "3" in cell A3, "4" in cell A4, and so on.

Finally, you can use the Flash Fill feature to quickly enter data into Excel. With Flash Fill, you can start entering data into a column, and Excel will automatically fill in the rest of the column for you based on the pattern that you've established. For example, if you have a list of names in column A and you want to quickly add a list of addresses in column B, you can start entering the addresses in column B next to the corresponding names in column A. After a few entries, Excel will recognize the pattern that you're trying to establish and will automatically fill in the rest of the column for you.

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