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Cut, Copy, and Paste Data

How to Cut, Copy and Paste Data in Google Sheets

Cut, Copy, and Paste Data

You can move or copy information in a spreadsheet by using the cut or copy button and then pasting the cell data in a new place.

Copy and Paste

Copying and pasting a cell will let you quickly duplicate a cell's contents into another cell.

  1. Select the cell(s) you want to copy.
  2. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  3. Select Copy.

    Press Ctrl + C.

    Cut, Copy and Paste Data
  4. Click the cell where you want to paste the data.
  5. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  6. Select Paste.

    Press Ctrl + V.

    Cut, Copy and Paste Data

The contents of the copied cell are duplicated in the selected cell.

Cut and Paste

Cutting and pasting is almost the same as copying, with the exception being that cutting removes the selected data from the original cell.

  1. Select the cell(s) you want to cut.
  2. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  3. Select Cut.

    Press Ctrl + X.

    Cut, Copy and Paste Data

    The selected cell's contents are cut. They're still visible for now but will disappear when pasted into another cell.

  4. Click the cell where you want to paste the data.
  5. Click Edit on the menu bar.
  6. Select Paste

    Press Ctrl + V.

    Cut, Copy and Paste Data

The cut text disappears from its original cell and is placed in the selected one.

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