There are a number of ways to copy data in Excel, but if you're like me, you're always looking for shortcuts that eliminate a few clicks. Here's one that's handy when copying a single column of values to an adjacent column:
- Select the column and the adjacent column. If the column of values is already selected, you can press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Right Arrow] to extend the selection.
- With both columns highlighted, press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+. (that's the period character).
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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.