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.

Moving information using drag and drop

Another way to move information from one cell to another is to use the drag-and-drop method. You use the cursor to point to the information to be moved and then drag the cell to its new location.

To use drag and drop:

  • Highlight and select the cell(s) you want to move to a new location.
  • Position the mouse pointer near one of the outside edges of the selected cell(s). The mouse pointer changes from a large, white cross into a slender, black cross with arrows at all ends.

    White and Black Cross Pointers
  • Keep the mouse pointer on the outer edge of the selected cell, click and hold the left mouse button, and drag the cell(s) to a new location.

  • Release the mouse button to move the information to its new location.