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How to copy cell as text value not formula in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-29

Normally when you copy cells with formulas and paste them into other cells, the formulas are pasted automatically. Sometimes you may need to copy the displayed values only in cells without the formulas. This article will provide you with methods of copying cell as text value not formula in Excel.

Copy cell as text value not formula with Excel build-in function
Copy cell as text value not formula with Kutools for Excel

Copy cell as text value not formula with Excel build-in function

You can copy cell as text value only with Excel build-in function, please do as follows.

1. Select the range you want to copy as text value only, and press Ctrl + C.

2. Click to select a blank cell for placing the copied cells.

3. Then click Home > Paste > Values. See screenshot:

Then the copied cells are pasted as values into the blank cells you selected in step 2.

Copy cell as text value not formula with Kutools for Excel

Besides the above method, here I introduce a handy add-in – Kutools for Excel. With the Copy Ranges utility of Kutools for Excel, you can not only copy and paste cells as text only, but also formats, comments and so on in Excel. Please browse for details of copying cell as text in Excel.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the range with cells you want to paste only text, and then click Kutools > Copy Ranges. See screenshot:

2. In the Copy Multiple Ranges dialog box, check the Displayed value option, and then click the OK button.

3. Select a blank cell for locating the copied cells, and then click OK. See screenshot:

Then only the displayed values of selected cells are copied and pasted.

Also, with the Copy Multiple Ranges utility, you can copy and paste cells with the original row heights and column widths at the same time.

And you can copy multiple selected ranges at the same time with this utility in Excel. See screenshot shown

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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I want to copy the value of two cells into a single cell for example A1 = Bob, A2 = White, A3 = BobWhite
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Good Day,
Please enter this formula =A1&""&A2 into cell A3 to combine texts in cell A1 and A2.
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