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How to paste range into one cell in Excel?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2018-05-09

In general, when copying a range in Excel, the copied range will be pasted into the same size of range. However, sometimes you may need to paste a range into one single cell. In this article, we provide you two methods to solve this problem easily.

Paste a range into one cell with Clipboard in Excel

Paste a range into one cell with Kutools for Excel

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Paste a range into one cell with Clipboard in Excel

This method will show you how to paste a range into one cell with Clipboard feature in Excel. Please do as follows:

Step 1: Enable the Clipboard with clicking anchor in the bottom-right corner of Clipboard group on the Home tab. See below screen shot:

Step 2: Select the range you will pasted into one cell, and copy it with pressing the Ctrl + C keys at the same time.

Then the copied range will be added into the Clipboard at once. See below screen shot:

Step 3: Double click the cell that you will paste the copied range into, and then click the copied range in the Clipboard.

Now you will see the copied range is pasted into the cell immediately. However, the cell size may be too long and too narrow to read the pasted content easily. Just change the cell size manually (How to change cell size?). See below screen shots:


Paste a range into one cell with Kutools for Excel

Sometimes, you may want to paste a range into one cell and separate all content by specified delimiter, such as comma, semicolon, or others. You can get it done by Kutools for Excel’s Combine utility.

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Step 1: Copy the range you will paste into one cell, and then paste it into a blank cell.

Step 2: Select the range you have pasted, and click the Kutools > Combine to open the Combine Columns and Rows dialog box, and then:
(1) In the To combine selected cells according to following options section, check the Combine into single cell option;
(2) In the Specify a separator section, select a separator as you need;
(3) Click the OK button.

Then you will see the pasted range is combined into one cell as below screen shots shown:

If you specify the Semicolon as separator, the pasted range will be shown as below screen shot:

If you specify the New line as separator, the pasted range will be shown as below screen shot:

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Demo: paste range into one cell in Excel


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