Moving and Copying Cell Contents

Learn all about moving cell content and copying cell content in Excel 2000 in this free lesson.

Using drag and drop

Drag and drop is useful in Excel when you can actually see where you want to move your data to a new location.

To use drag and drop:

  • Select some cells you want to move to a new location.
  • Position the mouse pointer near one of the outside edges of the selected cell (avoid the fill handle in the lower-right during this process).
  • The mouse pointer becomes a small white arrow.

Small White Arrow

  • Keeping the mouse pointer on the outer edge of the selected cell, press and hold the mouse button, and drag the cells to a new location.

Drag and Drop in Excel

Important pointBasic drag and drop techniques can be reviewed in our Office 2000 tutorial.