Fill data automatically in worksheet cells

Fill data automatically in worksheet cells

This article explains how to automatically fill values into other cells. It does not explain how to enter data manually or simultaneously across multiple worksheets.

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Use the Auto Fill feature to fill cells with data that follows a pattern or are based on data in other cells. Watch video demonstration of the feature above.

  1. Select one or more cells you want to use as a basis for filling additional cells.

    For a series like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5..., type 1 and 2 in the first two cells. For the series 2, 4, 6, 8..., type 2 and 4.

    For the series 2, 2, 2, 2..., type 2 in first cell only.

  2. Drag the fill handle Fill handle .

  3. If needed, click Auto Fill Options  Button image  and choose the option you want.

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