Differences in Excel's Cut, Copy, and Paste functions
While basic cut, copy, and paste functionality works in Excel, you should know that Excel handles it a bit differently:
- You must paste data you've cut or copied immediately. If you don't, the cut or copy operation is cancelled.
- When you cut a selection, you can paste it once. You can't paste the selection multiple times. Instead, you must copy and paste the same information over and over again.
- When you cut a cell, it's copied to the Clipboard. This information remains on the Clipboard until you paste it by pressing Enter or the Paste button.
- You can't paste cells on top of existing data. If you do, the existing data is overwritten.