Copy the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets.

To copy the content of a cell or a range of cells within a worksheet, between worksheets or even to another open spreadsheet, simply select the cell or the range of cells. Then right click anywhere on the selected portion and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Copy’.


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After this go to the cell location where you want to copy the selected cell or cell range. This location can be in the same worksheet, or in some other worksheet of the same spreadsheet or also in some other open spreadsheet. Right click on this cell and from the resulting menu click on ‘Paste’. This will copy the content from one location to another.
Cut Copy Paste

Use the auto fill tool/copy handle tool to copy, increment data entries.

You can use the ‘Fill’ tool in Calc to duplicate existing content or to create a series in a range of cells in your spreadsheet.

To use the ‘Fill’ tool to copy data, click on the cell from which you want to copy the data and then without releasing the mouse button select the cells where the data needs to be copied by dragging the mouse to any direction.

After this, click on ‘Edit’ from the main menu bar. From the resulting drop down, click on ‘Fill’. From the sub-menu, click on ‘Down’, ‘Up’, ‘Left’ or ‘Right’ as per the cells which have been selected. This will copy the data of the selected cell to the rest of the cells.

To make incremental data entries, select the cell from where you want to start the series and then without releasing the mouse button select the cells where the series needs to be created. After this, click on ‘Edit’ from the main menu bar. From the resulting drop-down, click on ‘Fill’, and from the sub-menu click on ‘Series’. This will open the ‘Fill Series’ dialog box.
Fill Series

Make the entries of the ‘Start Value’ and the ‘Increment’ here and also select the ‘Series Type’ and ‘Direction’. After selecting everything, click on ‘OK’. The series will get created in the selected cells.
Data Entries

Move the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets.

To move the content of a cell or a range of cells within a worksheet, between worksheets or even to another open spreadsheet, simply select the cell or the range of cells. Then right click anywhere on the selected portion and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Cut’.

After this go to the cell location where you want to copy the selected cell or cell range. This location can be in the same worksheet, or in some other worksheet of the same spreadsheet or also in some other open spreadsheet. Right click on this cell and from the resulting menu click on ‘Paste’. This will move the content from one location to another.

Delete cell contents.

To delete the contents of a cell, right click on the cell and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Delete Contents’.

Delete Contents

This will open the ‘Delete Contents’ dialog box. Select the appropriate options here and click on ‘OK’. This will delete the contents of the cell.
Delete Contents Selection



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