In Excel, you can use the drag-and-insert method to insert cells or rows. Here’s how you can do it:

Method 1: Drag and Insert 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 Shift key:
    • While holding down the Shift key on your keyboard, drag the selected cells to the desired location within the same sheet.
  4. Release the mouse button and Shift key:
    • Release the mouse button and the Shift key to drop the cells in the new location. This will insert the cells and push existing cells to make room for the dragged cells.

Method 2: Right-Click and Insert

  1. Select the cells you want to move:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to move.
  2. Right-click on the selected cells:
    • Right-click on the selected cells and choose “Insert” from the context menu.
  3. Move the cursor to adjust the insert location:
    • Move the cursor to the desired location where you want to insert the cells.
  4. Right-click and choose “Insert” again:
    • Right-click at the desired location and choose “Insert” from the context menu again. This will insert the cells and shift existing cells down or to the right.

Method 3: Use the Insert Options in Ribbon

  1. Select the cells you want to move:
    • Click and drag to select the cells or range of cells you want to move.
  2. Go to the “Home” tab:
    • Navigate to the “Home” tab on the ribbon.
  3. Click “Insert” in the “Cells” group:
    • Click the “Insert” button in the “Cells” group.
  4. Move to the desired location:
    • Move the cursor to the location where you want to insert the cells.
  5. Click “Insert Sheet Rows” or “Insert Sheet Columns” in the ribbon:
    • In the “Home” tab, click on “Insert Sheet Rows” or “Insert Sheet Columns” in the “Cells” group.

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

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