Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Entering Info into Multiple Cells.

Entering Info into Multiple Cells

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 28, 2016)

It is not unusual to enter the same information in multiple cells in Excel. If you have such a need, you might want to try this little gem:

  1. Select all the cells that will contain the information. If the cells are not contiguous, hold down the Ctrl key as you click on each cell in the set.
  2. Type the information you want to enter, but don't press Enter.
  3. Press Ctrl+Enter.

Presto! Every cell you selected contains the same information.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2094) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Entering Info into Multiple Cells.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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