moderated Re: Re arranging columns in Excel

Van Lant, Robin

The directions below are good, but you do not need to select the column beside which you want to insert.  It is best to be at the top of the column, though, before hitting the context menu and selecting.  The benefit of using this method to insert cut cells is that it automatically deletes the empty column you just vacated.  If you use the method of cutting a column and pasting it into a blank one, the original column will still be there.  That’s fine if it’s at the end of a table, but probably not what you want if you  are moving columns within the middle of a table.




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: Re arranging columns in Excel



Select an entire column in a worksheet         CTRL+Spacebar
Select an entire row in a worksheet               SHIFT+Spacebar

Once you have the column selected you want to move, hit CTRL+X to cut it.

Move to the column where you wish to have the cut column inserted to its left, and select it.

Bring up the context menu and then either arrow down to the Insert Cut Cells item and hit enter, or just hit E, which activates that choice directly.

The column you selected first will now be to the immediate left of the column you had selected when performing the insert.


The same basic principle applies to rows, and I believe the insertion point is above the row selected when the insert is done.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

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