In Microsoft Excel, the “Paste Special” dialog box allows you to paste data in a variety of ways, such as values, formulas, formats, and more. Here’s how you can display the “Paste Special” dialog box:

  1. Copy the data:
    • First, select the data you want to copy.
    • Right-click on the selected data, or use the “Ctrl + C” keyboard shortcut to copy the data.
  2. Select the destination:
    • Move to the cell or range where you want to paste the copied data.
  3. Display the “Paste Special” dialog box:
    • Right-click on the destination cell or range.
    • In the context menu, hover over the “Paste Special” option.
    • A submenu will appear with various paste options. Click on “Paste Special…” at the bottom of this submenu.
    or
    • After copying the data, go to the destination cell or range.
    • Click on the “Home” tab in the Excel ribbon.
    • Look for the “Paste” option in the ribbon.
    • Click the small arrow under the “Paste” button to open a dropdown menu.
    • Choose “Paste Special…” from the menu.

This will open the “Paste Special” dialog box, where you can select the specific paste options you want, such as values, formulas, formats, and more. Choose the desired option and click “OK” to complete the paste operation with the selected special settings.

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