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How to convert horizontal list to vertical list in Excel?

Supposing you have a row of data and in some times, you need to convert this horizontal list to a vertical list (a column). You can type them in a list one by one, but this is quite time-consuming, this tutorial is talking about the quick ways to convert a horizontal list to vertical list in Excel.

Convert horizontal to vertical with formula

Convert horizontal to vertical with Paste Special

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Here I introduce a formula can help you convert horizontal list to vertical list in Excel.

Select a blank cell and type this formula =INDEX(A$1:L$1,ROWS(M$1:M1)) into it, and press Enter key, then drag the fill handle down till a wrong value appears. See screenshot:

Tip: In above formula, A1:L1 is the horizontal list, and M1 is the cell you use the formula.

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In Excel, you can use the Paste Special to convert a horizontal list to a vertical list.

1. Select the row data and press Ctrl + C to copy it. See screenshot:

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2. Click at a cell you want to output the result, and right click to open context menu, click Paste Special > Transpose in Excel 2010 and 2013. See screenshot:

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In Excel 2007, after selecting the Paste Special from the context menu, it will open the Paste Special dialog. In the dialog, please check All option and Transpose option, and click OK button.

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Now the row data has been transposed to a column of data.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the horizontal list and click Kutools > Range > Transform Range. See screenshot:

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2. In the popping dialog, check Range to single column, click Ok, and a dialog pops out for selecting a cell to output the result. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK. Now the horizontal list has been converted to a column list.

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