Moving, Copying, and Deleting Cell Contents

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

Moving information using the drag-and-drop method

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 Cross Pointer Clack Cross Pointer
  • 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.