How to copy and paste cells in Google Sheets

Published June 12, 2022

Copying, cutting, and pasting are essential operations in every Google Sheet because they allow you to replicate and move data from one cell or spreadsheet to another. Working with big amounts of data without these tasks can be tedious and time-consuming. In this article, we'll go through the two methods for copying, cutting, and pasting cells in Google Sheets. These methods include:

  • Using a Keyboard

  • Using a Mouse

How to copy, cut, and paste cells in Google Sheets using a Keyboard

 You can quickly use keyboard shortcuts in Google Sheets for copying, cutting, and pasting. While most people have no idea of this method, it is the simplest and fastest since it just requires tapping two keys at the same time. Each activity has its own shortcut (cut, copy, and paste). Let's become acquainted with these shortcuts.:

First of all, click on the cell you wish to copy or cut data from. Then, use CTRL+C to copy data and CTRL+X to cut it from the cell. When you press these keys, a dotted line will appear around the selected cell, which will help you identify the selection.

How to copy and paste cells in Google Sheets

 

You can paste your data into the cell by clicking on it and pressing Ctrl+V on your keyboard. Your data will then be pasted in the cell of your choice.

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That's how we copy, cut, and paste data in a Google Sheet using the keyboard shortcuts.

How to copy, cut, and paste cells in Google Sheets using a Mouse

There are a lot of people out there who are unfamiliar with keyboard shortcuts and prefer to copy, cut, and paste using their computer mouse. It is quite simple to accomplish this task with a mouse.

Step 1: To begin, click the cell that you would like to copy or cut.

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Step 2:  Right-click on the cell now. On your screen, a variety of options will be displayed.

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From these displayed options, you can find cut, copy and paste.  

Step 3: Click "copy" to copy your text and "cut" to cut the data. After selecting either option, a dotted line will appear around the cell, indicating that it has been selected.

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Step 4:   Click on a new cell where you will paste your data, then right-click on the cell and select paste.    

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The copied and moved data will appear in the newly selected cell.

Conclusion

Last but not least, we have covered how to copy, cut, and paste data from a Google Sheet. You can use either of the options discussed above

 

Keywords: Google Sheet, Google Docs, How to copy and paste in Google Sheets

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