Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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In the Paste Special dialog box, you can specify the aspect of the Clipboard contents
you want to paste, restricting the pasted data to values, formats, comments, or one of
several other options. You can perform mathematical operations involving the cut
or copied data and the existing data in the cells you paste the content into. You can
transpose data—change rows to columns and columns to rows—when you paste it,
by clicking Transpose in the Paste gallery or by selecting the Transpose check box in
the Paste Special dialog box.
In this exercise, you’ll copy a set of data headers to another worksheet, move a column
of data within a worksheet, and use Paste Live Preview to control the appearance of
copied data.
SET UP You need the 2010Q1ShipmentsByCategory_start workbook located
in your Chapter02 practice file folder to complete this exercise. Open
the 2010Q1ShipmentsByCategory_start workbook, and save it as
2010Q1ShipmentsByCategory . Then follow the steps.
1. On the Count worksheet, select cells B2:D2 .
2. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Copy button.
Excel copies the contents of cells B2:D2 to the Clipboard.
Keyboard Shortcut Press Ctrl+C to copy worksheet contents to the Clipboard.
See Also To see a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see “Keyboard Shortcuts” at the
end of this topic.
3. On the tab bar, click the Sales tab to display that worksheet.
4. Select cell B2 .
5. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Paste button’s arrow, point to
the first icon in the Paste group, and then click the Keep Source Formatting icon
(the final icon in the first row of the Paste gallery.)
Excel displays how the data would look if you pasted the copied values without
formatting, and then pastes the header values into cells B2:D2, retaining the original
cells’ formatting.
6. Right-click the column header of column I , and then click Cut .
Excel outlines column I with a marquee.
7. Right-click the header of column E , and then, under Paste Options , click Paste .
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