To drag and copy cells or ranges in Excel, you can use the following steps:

Method 1: Drag and Drop to Copy Cells

  1. Select the cells you want to copy:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to copy.
  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 Ctrl key:
    • While holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, drag the selected cells to the desired location within the same sheet or to another sheet.
  4. Release the mouse button and Ctrl key:
    • Release the mouse button and the Ctrl key to drop the copied cells in the new location.

Method 2: Copy and Paste

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

Method 3: Use the Copy and Paste Options in Ribbon

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

Choose the method that suits your workflow or preference. Keep in mind that using the Ctrl key while dragging is a quick way to copy cells.

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