Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Accelerate data entry with five special techniques, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] Excel has any number of different techniques…for reducing the drudgery of data entry.…It can be pretty boring sometimes when we gotta do it,…there are some techniques.…Here are five of them listed in Column A.…We'll be covering these.…Pre-select an entry range.…I'm about to type in some numbers here.…I've got a sheet of paper in front of me.…It's gonna be easier if I highlight these cells first…and now as I type the entries here,…they're going to be numbers,…they don't have to be numbers but they are in this case.…I type a number and press Enter.…And another number and press Enter, and so on.…As I do this, as I'm approaching the bottom here,…I'm still pressing Enter and look what happens.…
Automatically Excel re-positions the active cell…at the top of the next column.…And I could complete that column too.…And you guessed it, as soon as I come down here…and press Enter, over there.…The same general idea here.…I want to highlight the data ahead of time…but this time, based on the information,…I want to put the information moving across the range first.…
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