When we want to enter the same data or formula in multiple worksheets in a workbook, we can use the Fill Across Worksheets feature in Excel to save time and effort. Rather than manually entering the data or formula in each worksheet, we can use this feature to automatically copy it to all the selected worksheets at once. This post introduces Fill Across Worksheets feature in Excel and how it works when copying data to multiple sheets.
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Excel Fill Across Worksheets Feature
“Fill Across Worksheets” is a feature in Excel that allows you to fill data or formulas across multiple worksheets simultaneously. It can save you a lot of time when you need to copy the same data or formula to multiple worksheets in your workbook.
To use the Fill Across Worksheets feature, you need to select the range of cells that you want to fill and then hold down the “Ctrl” key while you click on the tabs of the worksheets where you want to apply the fill. Then you can enter the data or formula in the first worksheet, and Excel will automatically copy it to the corresponding cells in the other selected worksheets.
Steps for Copying Data into Multiple Sheets by Fill Across Worksheets Feature
Here are the steps to use the Fill Across Worksheets feature to copy and paste data to multiple sheets in Excel:
1. Select the range of cells that you want to copy data from.
2. Hold down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and click on the worksheet tabs where you want to apply the fill. You can select multiple worksheets by clicking on each tab while holding down the “Ctrl” key. If you want to apply to all sheets in the workbook, hold down “Shift” key and select the first and the last sheets, then all sheets are selected.
3. In the “Home” tab, click “Fill” icon in “Sort & Filter” group, and select “Across Worksheets” in the dropdown menu.
4. Check on “All” option in the “Fill Across Sheets” dialog to copy and paste the values, formatting from the source data. Then click “OK”.
After that data is copied and pasted to the same location in all selected sheets.
If you need to edit the data or formula later, you can do so in any of the selected worksheets. The changes will be automatically applied to all the other selected worksheets.
Overall, this feature is particularly useful when you have a large number of worksheets in your workbook and you need to enter the same data or formula in all of them. With Fill Across Worksheets, you can save time and reduce the risk of errors by copying the data or formula to all the worksheets at once.