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10 Excel Quick Tips
Part one of a ten-part series of blogs

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 December 2011

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Excel Quick Tip #1 - Copying a Formula

There are many ways to copy a formula down a column in Excel, but by far the quickest is to simply double-click on the AutoFill Handle.  To do this:

  1. Select the cell containing the formula you want to copy.
  2. Hover the mouse cursor over the AutoFill Handle.
The AutoFill Handle

Hover the mouse cursor over the bottom right-hand corner of the selected cell.

  1. Double-click on the AutoFill Handle to copy the formula down.
Copied formula

Excel will stop copying on the row before the next blank cell in the adjacent column.


You can see this technique in action in this video.

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