Using (Home tab, Cut )
There are several ways you can cut the current selection and place it on the clipboard.
1) Using the (Home tab, Cut) command.
2) Using the shortcut key (Ctrl + X).
3) Using the Cell Shortcut Menu and selecting Cut.
When you cut your data and place it on the clipboard the data does not actually disappear from its original location (until it is pasted).
This can actually be a useful feature as it allows you to cancel the operation by pressing the Escape key.
When you cut a cell (or range of cells) a dotted black line appears around the cut area to help identify the area.
You can only cut a single range of cells at a time.
If any formulas contain "relative" references to any cells that you cut and paste these formulas are changed automatically to match the new cell address.
If you cut a cell that contains a "relative" formula the formula does change.
Using (Home tab, Copy)
There are several ways you can copy the current selection and place it on the clipboard.
1) Using the (Home tab, Copy) command.
2) Using the shortcut key (Ctrl + C).
3) Using the Cell Shortcut Menu and selecting Copy.
When you copy data it is not removed but a copy is placed on the clipboard.
Any formulas that refer to cells in the area that is being copied will automatically get adjusted.
When you copy a cell (or range of cells) a dotted black line appears around the cut area to help identify the area. This area is also known as the marquee.
The selected cells will remain on the clipboard until you either press ESC or youperform an operation that automatically clears the clipboard.
You can copy non adjacent blocks of cells at a time.
If you copy a non contiguous range of cells and paste it to a different location the data is pasted as a single range of cells and any missing cells are ignored.
If you copy a cell that contains a "relative" formula the formula does not change.
When pasting a block cells it is always best to select the top left cell before pasting.
If you copy a range of cells to the clipboard. You can highlight twice as many cells before pasting to obtain a duplicate set of data. For example if you copy two cells, highlight four cells and then paste, the data will be duplicated.
You can quickly copy the contents of the first cell in a selection to all the other cells by pressing F2 followed by (Ctrl + Enter).
You can move through a text string one word at a time by pressing Ctrl and then the Left or Right arrow keys.
To paste a range of cells as a picture into another application, select the cells and then hold down Shift while selecting (Edit > Copy Picture).
If you have a large range of cells and you need to copy the formulas without the references changing you can replace the equal signs with hashes..
Highlight the cells, press (Edit > Replace), choose "=" with "#".
Then copy and paste the references. Press (Edit > Replace), choose "#" with "=".
There is a quicker way to freeze formulas to values on a worksheet than using the Edit Copy, then Edit Paste Special and choosing the Values option.
After making a selection, right click its edge and drag it away slightly.
Then place it back in its original position. When you do that, a popup menu appears.
Select the Copy Here as Values option and you are finished.
Any formulas that refer to cells that have been cut and pasted elsewhere will have there cell references automatically changed.
You cannot cut any non contiguous selections.
It is possible to copy non contiguous selections though assuming the cells are in the same rows and columns.
You can use the Ctrl and Shift keys together to copy and insert cells.
If you are dragging large blocks of cells to specific locations on a worksheet it may be useful to reduce the current display of the worksheet by reducing the Worksheet Zoom percentage.
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