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Copying a Single Entry to a Range

Press Ctrl+Enter to copy a single entry to selected cells. If, for example, you want to add numbers in B1:B5 to numbers in A1:A5, you could do it like this:

  1. Select the range C1:C5.

  2. Type the formula =A1+B1.

  3. Press Ctrl+Enter. Excel enters the formula in all the cells of the range.

Another example. Suppose you wanted to enter the same formula in seven separate cells. Just select the cells, type the formula, and press Ctrl+Enter. Excel enters the formula in all seven cells, whether they are adjacent to each other or not.

(Posted 07/09/2000)