Paste Special when copying from Excel

Use the Paste Special dialog to copy complex items from a Microsoft Office Excel worksheet and paste them into the same worksheet or another Excel worksheet using only specific attributes of the copied data, or a mathematical operation that you want to apply to the copied data.

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Paste

All    Pastes all cell contents and formatting of the copied data.

Formulas    Pastes only the formulas of the copied data as entered in the formula bar.

Values    Pastes only the values of the copied data as displayed in the cells.

Formats    Pastes only cell formatting of the copied data.

Comments    Pastes only comments attached to the copied cell.

Validation    Pastes data validation rules for the copied cells to the paste area.

All using Source theme    Pastes all cell contents in the document theme formatting that is applied to the copied data.

All except borders    Pastes all cell contents and formatting applied to the copied cell except borders.

Column widths    Pastes the width of one copied column or range of columns to another column or range of columns.

Formulas and number formats    Pastes only formulas and all number formatting options from the copied cells.

Values and number formats    Pastes only values and all number formatting options from the copied cells.

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Operation

Specify which mathematical operation, if any, that you want to apply to the copied data.

None    Specifies that no mathematical operation will be applied to the copied data.

Add    Specifies that the copied data will be added to the data in the destination cell or range of cells.

Subtract    Specifies that the copied data will be subtracted from the data in the destination cell or range of cells.

Multiply    Specifies that the copied data will be multiplied with the data in the destination cell or range of cells.

Divide    Specifies that the copied data will be divided by the data in the destination cell or range of cells.

Skip blanks    Avoids replacing values in your paste area when blank cells occur in the copy area when you select this check box.

Transpose    Changes columns of copied data to rows, and vice versa when you select this check box.

Paste Link    Links the pasted data on the active worksheet to the copied data.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007