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#1 Ruth

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:47 AM

This is a scenario question.

 

Please could you help;

 

The question is

 

You select a large range of cells to drop and drag.  Unfortunately where you want to drop the cells overlaps with cells that contain data.  Will excel automatically over right the data, or shift the  new cells to the right.  And how does this change with each version of Excel. Namely from Excel 2007 to Excel 2013.

 

Thank you.

 



#2 Jonathan

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:00 AM

Hi Ruth,

 

If you drag and drop using the left mouse button, Excel will ask you if you want to replace the existing data. However, if you drag and drop using the right mouse button, a menu will appear that will enable you to shift the existing cells down or to the right, as well as several other options.

 

You can see video lessons showing how drag and drop works in the different versions of Excel in the following lessons:

Excel 2007 - Essential Skills Lesson 3-4 Cut, copy and paste using drag and drop

Excel 2010 - Essential Skills Lesson 3-4 Cut, copy and paste using drag and drop

Excel 2013 - Essential Skills Lesson 3-4 Cut, copy and paste using drag and drop

 

I hope this is what you were looking for, but please feel free to reply if I can offer any further assistance.


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