Fill data automatically in worksheets

Use the Auto Fill feature to fill data automatically in worksheets with data that follows a trend or are linked to data in other cells.

Applies to: Excel for Office 365, Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010.

Note: This article clarifies how to fill data automatically in worksheets. It does not explain how to enter data manually or simultaneously across multiple worksheets.

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  1. Choose one or multiple cells you want to use as a foundation for filling extra cells. For a series like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…, enter 1 and 2 in the first two cells. For the series 2, 4, 6, 8…, write 2 and 4. For the series 2, 2, 2, 2…, put 2 in first cell only.
  1. Drag the fill handle Fill handle .
  1. If essential, select Auto Fill Options  Button image  and pick your desired option.

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