If you’re an avid user of Microsoft Excel, you know that copying numbers can sometimes cause headaches. When you copy and paste a number, it often also copies the formula associated with it. This can be frustrating, especially if you just want to copy the number itself. In this article, we’ll show you how to copy numbers in Excel without formula.
Copy and Paste Values
The easiest way to copy numbers in Excel without formula is to use the copy and paste values feature. To do this, simply select the cells containing the numbers you want to copy, press CTRL + C to copy, then right-click on the cell where you want to paste the values and select Paste Values. This will paste only the numbers, without any formulas or formatting.
Using the Fill Handle
Another way to copy numbers in Excel without formula is to use the fill handle. The fill handle is the small square in the bottom right corner of a cell. To use it, simply select the cell containing the number you want to copy, hover your mouse over the fill handle until it turns into a plus sign, then click and drag the fill handle to the cells where you want to copy the number. This will copy only the number, without any formulas or formatting.
Q: Can I copy numbers without copying any formatting?
A: Yes, you can. Simply use the copy and paste values feature as mentioned above.
Q: What if I want to copy a range of cells?
A: You can use the same methods as mentioned above. Simply select the range of cells you want to copy, then either use the copy and paste values feature, or the fill handle.
Q: Can I copy numbers from a filtered list without copying the hidden cells?
A: Yes, you can. First, select the cells you want to copy, then press CTRL + G to bring up the Go To dialog box. Click on the Special button, then select Visible Cells Only. Now when you copy and paste, only the visible cells will be copied.
Copying numbers in Excel without formula doesn’t have to be a headache. By using the copy and paste values feature or the fill handle, you can quickly and easily copy numbers without any formulas or formatting. And if you have specific needs, such as copying from a filtered list, Excel offers solutions for those as well. Hopefully, this article has helped you save time and frustration in your Excel work.