If you need to cut-paste or copy-paste Columns and Rows in an Excel spreadsheet, you can try out this method mentioned in the article. This guide helps you to copy multiple columns and rows along with the formulas you inserted in any particular cell.
Let’s say that you have a spreadsheet with multiple rows and columns. You need to move some rows or columns from one place to another to match something in the sheet. When you move a column, the associated formulas do not move alongside. However, this guide will help you to move a column or row along with the formula. Although it is not possible to cut or copy a row or column along with the applied formula, you can identify the cells and apply the same formula again.
How to copy-paste Columns and Rows in Excel
To Copy Paste columns and rows in Excel spreadsheet, follow these steps:
- Open an Excel spreadsheet on your computer.
- Select a row or column you want to copy or cut.
- Press the Ctrl+Cto copy or Ctrl+X to cut.
- Select the destination row or column where you want to paste it.
- Press the Ctrl+Vto paste the data.
- Click on the cell to change the formula.
- Click on the top formula bar and write down the new formula.
- Press the Ctrl+Sto save the changes.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
To get started, you need to open the Excel spreadsheet on your computer and select a row or column you want to cut or copy to another location.
You have two options to cut or copy the row and column. You can either use the Ctrl+C or Ctrl+X keyboard shortcut or right-click on the row/column and choose the Copy or Cut option.
After that, select the desired row or column where you want to paste the data. Then, press the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut to paste the copied content to the selected row or column.
Now, your data is pasted, but the formulas are messed up. You need to click on a particular cell where you used a formula earlier, click on the formula bar on the top of the spreadsheet, and edit the formula accordingly.
At last, click on the Ctrl+S to save all the changes.
Note: If you do not change the formula after pasting the data to the new row or column, it will not show the correct information in the new place. Simple as well as complex formulas do not get changed as you change the row or column. The second important thing is that your selected rows and columns should not contain any chart.
How do I copy and paste columns as rows in Excel?
It is possible to copy and paste columns as rows in an Excel spreadsheet on Windows 11/10. You need to use the Transpose feature included in Excel. It lets you convert rows into columns and columns into rows without any issue. Whether you want to transform one or multiple rows into columns or vice versa, you can do so with the help of the Transpose functionality.
How do you copy thousands of rows and columns in Excel?
Whether you want to copy one or one thousand rows and columns in Excel, the method is the same as above. You need to select one or all rows at once, press the Ctrl+C to copy, select a location where you want to paste them, press the Ctrl+V to paste.
Read: How to create Custom Excel Functions.
How do I copy an Excel spreadsheet without losing the layout and format?
To copy an Excel spreadsheet without losing the layout and format, you need to use the Formulas & Number Formatting option. For that, open an Excel spreadsheet, press Ctrl+A to select the entire sheet, and press Ctrl+C to copy the file. Then, open a new spreadsheet, click on the Paste option, and select the Formulas & Number Formatting option. It will continue using the same formulas and number formatting in the new file.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.