Moving, Copying, and Deleting Cell Contents

Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn how to move, copy, and delete Excel cells here.

Cut, Copy, and Paste defined

Cut, Copy, and Paste are useful operations in Excel. You can quickly copy and/or cut information in cells (text, numbers, or formulas) and paste them into other cells. These operations save you from having to type and retype the same information.

The Cut, Copy, and Paste buttons are located on the Standard toolbar.

Cut, Copy, Paste Buttons on Standard Toolbar

The Cut, Copy, and Paste operations also appear as choices in the Edit menu:

The Excel 2003 Edit Menu

The Cut, Copy, and Paste operations can also be performed through shortcut keys:

CutCtrl+X
CopyCtrl+C
PasteCtrl+V