Now that we have learned about some of the handy viewing features provided in Excel, and entered and edited some data, let’s discuss how to move, copy, and fill data, and how to format cells and data to suit our needs. The first thing we are going to discuss is how to move data, so if you select a range of cells, in this case the headings in A1 to E1, and then hover over the top or bottom edge of a selected cell, and you will see the Move pointer, then you can drag the selection to another place on the worksheet. Alternatively, if you want to copy the data instead, you do the same thing but this time you also hold CTRL key as you select and drag the selection to another location and you will see the Copy pointer. If you are not comfortable with dragging, you can also use Copy and Paste menu commands or keyboard shortcuts. So if you select some data in column A and copy it to the clipboard. Then you simply select the new location and paste the copied data. You can also move or copy between worksheets, so let’s create a new worksheet. Then select some data from Sheet1, and this time let’s use the CTRL+C keyboard shortcut to copy it to the clipboard. Then choose the other worksheet and use the CTRL+V shortcut to paste the data. However, notice that the column widths are not the same as the original source data, so let’s undo that and try another paste option. By default, when you paste the copied data, it uses the column width settings of the destination cells. So, to paste it and retain the column widths of the source data, you chose the special option under the Paste command, called Keep Source Column Widths. As an alternative to having to enter data manually in a worksheet, you can use an Excel feature that automatically fill cells with data when it follows a sequential series or pattern. The feature is called AutoFill, and it can be especially useful when you need to enter lots of repetitive data into Excel, such as date information. For example, if you enter a month in a cell, even using a shortened version of the name, you can use what’s called the Fill Handle to select down to the end of the series, and AutoFill will work out what the series is, based on the selected data. Let’s try the same thing with days of the week. If you enter Mon in a cell, then drag the fill handle to use AutoFill, it will determine that you want to enter the days of the week sequentially. However, if you also enter Wed (for Wednesday) in the next cell down, and select both cells in the series, i.e. A16 and A17, and then drag the fill handle down, AutoFill determines that the sequence has changed to every other day, and fills in the data series for you. It’s important to select all cells that define the pattern when using AutoFill so that it can best determine what the pattern is, in this case cells A16 and A17. A similar thing applies to numerical patterns; if you enter 5 in a cell, and then use the fill handle to fill the data down the column. Because the data is not the name of a day or month for example, AutoFill can’t determine what the pattern is yet. So, In this case, it just copies the value 5 into every selected cell. However, if you enter the value 10 in B3, and then use the fill handle to fill the data down the column, AutoFlll determines that the pattern is incrementing by 5 each time and it fills in the remainder of the data pattern for you. We are now going to look at formatting our data, and there are essentially two distinct parts to this. First, there’s formatting of the cells themselves (with a fill color and a bold border for example and bold text within it). And then there’s formatting the data in the cells (for example, making it text format, number format, or a specific currency or accounting format). Let’s open the car sales worksheet we used previously. Then select the headings in cells A3 to P3 either using the mouse, or you could use the shortcut keys CTRL+SHIFT+Right Arrow. On the Home tab, click the Styles drop-down arrow, and select a style color for your cells. Then you can make the selected cells bold. Then you select the data in the Manufacturer column either using the mouse, or the shortcut keys CTRL+SHIFT+Down Arrow. In the Styles drop-down arrow, select another style color for the selected cells. Again you can make the cells bold. Then you select the data in the Model column again either using the mouse, or the shortcut keys CTRL+SHIFT+Down Arrow. In the Styles drop-down arrow, select another style color for the selected cells. This time you could make the selected cells italic. And you can also change the font size and style. Lastly, you can select all the other cells in the data by using the mouse or the CTRL+SHIFT+Right Arrow then Down Arrow, and apply borders to the data cells. Now it’s time to format the cell data. The sales figures in columns C and D can be formatted to display only two decimal places; just select the data and click the Decrease Decimal button. We also have an issue with a couple of the car models. If you look in cells B129 and B130, where the model name is supposed to be displayed, you can see there are actually two dates listed instead. And if you look in the Number Format box, the format type is Custom. This has happened because the model numbers are supposed to be the Saab 9-5 and the Saab 9-3 but when the files were imported from CSV files these two cells must have been incorrectly determined to be date values and not just numbers. You can fix this by formatting these two cells as Text, and then enter the correct values of 9-5 and 9-3. The last thing we shall do is format some data as currency. If you look at the heading in column F it says it is Price in thousands of dollars, and cell F4 is using the General format. So, let’s change the format of this column to American currency format. We select the column, F in this case, then select More Number Formats from the drop-down list, then we choose the Currency option, and the correct currency symbol and format. And we’re done. In this video, we learned how to move, copy, and fill data, and how to format cells and cell data to suit our needs. In the next video, we will look at the basics of formulas, learn how to perform simple calculations, and learn how to select ranges and copy formulas.