Step 1: Select the Cell with the Formula
- Click on the cell containing the formula you want to copy.
- The formula will be displayed in the formula bar at the top of the worksheet.
Step 2: Copy the Formula
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C (Windows) or Cmd + C (Mac) to copy the formula.
- Alternatively, click the Copy button on the Home tab of the ribbon, or right-click on the selected cell and choose Copy from the context menu.
Step 3: Select the Destination Cell
- Click on the cell where you want to paste the formula.
Step 4: Paste the Formula
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V (Windows) or Cmd + V (Mac) to paste the formula.
- Alternatively, click the Paste button on the Home tab of the ribbon, or right-click on the selected cell and choose Paste from the context menu.
Step 5: Press Enter
- Press Enter on your keyboard to complete the operation.
- This tells Excel to calculate the formula, and the result will be displayed in the destination cell.
Step 6 (Optional): Use the Fill Handle for Multiple Cells
- If you need to copy the formula to multiple cells, use the fill handle.
- Hover over the small square (fill handle) in the bottom-right corner of the selected cell until the cursor changes to a black crosshair.
- Click and drag the fill handle to the cells where you want to copy the formula.
- Excel will automatically fill in the formulas for those cells.
And That's All There Is to It!
Now you know how to copy a formula in Excel. It's a straightforward process: select, copy, select destination, paste, and press Enter. The fill handle is a handy tool for copying formulas to multiple cells efficiently.