In Excel, you cannot directly “cut” cells or ranges by dragging as you would in some other applications. However, you can achieve a similar result using the following steps:

Method 1: Drag and Drop to Move Cells

  1. Select the cells you want to move:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to move.
  2. Move the cursor to the border of the selected cells:
    • Once you have selected the cells, move your cursor to the border of the selected area. The cursor will change to a 4-sided arrow.
  3. Hold down the right mouse button:
    • While holding down the right mouse button, drag the selected cells to the desired location within the same sheet or to another sheet.
  4. Release the right mouse button:
    • Release the right mouse button to drop the cells in the new location.

Method 2: Cut and Paste

  1. Select the cells you want to cut:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to cut.
  2. Right-click on the selected cells:
    • Right-click on the selected cells and choose “Cut” from the context menu.
  3. Navigate to the destination:
    • Move the cursor to the destination where you want to paste the cut cells.
  4. Right-click at the destination:
    • Right-click at the destination and choose “Insert Cut Cells” from the context menu.

Method 3: Use the Cut and Insert Options in Ribbon

  1. Select the cells you want to cut:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to cut.
  2. Go to the “Home” tab:
    • Navigate to the “Home” tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click “Cut” in the “Clipboard” group:
    • Click the “Cut” button in the “Clipboard” group.
  4. Move to the destination:
    • Move the cursor to the destination where you want to paste the cut cells.
  5. Click “Insert Cut Cells” in the ribbon:
    • In the “Home” tab, click on “Insert Cut Cells” in the “Clipboard” group.

Choose the method that suits your workflow or preference.

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