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How to copy and paste multiple non adjacent cells/rows/columns in Excel?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2024-07-22
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Copy and paste multiple non adjacent cells/rows/columns

Although Microsoft Excel does not support copying and pasting multiple non-adjacent cells/cells/columns, but it allows users to copy and paste multiple non-adjacent cells/rows/column in specified conditions.

(1) Copy and paste multiple non-adjacent cells in the same column/rows

1. Holding the Ctrl key, and select multiple non-adjacent cells in the same column/rows one by one.

2. Press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously to copy these non-adjacent cells; select the first cell of destination range, and press the Ctrl + V keys simultaneously to paste these non-adjacent cells. See below screenshots:
copy and paste multiple nonadjacent cells in a columncopy and paste multiple nonadjacent cells in a row

(2) Copy and paste multiple non adjacent rows (or columns) which contain the same columns (or rows)

1. Holding the Ctrl key, and select multiple non-adjacent rows (or columns) which contain the same columns (or rows).

2. Press the Ctrl + C keys to copy these non-adjacent rows or columns, next select the first cell of destination range, and press the Ctrl + V keys to paste these rows or columns. See screenshots:
copy multiple nonadjacent rowscopy multiple nonadjacent columns


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1. Select multiple non-adjacent cells/rows/columns with holding the Ctrl key, and click Kutools > RangeCopy Ranges. See screenshot:
Excel addin: copy multiple ranges simultaneously

2. In the opening Copy Multiple Ranges dialog box, please check the All option, and click the Ok button. See screenshot:
dialog: copy multiple ranges simultaneously

3. And then in the second Copy Multiple Ranges dialog box, please specify the first cell of destination range, and click the OK button.
dialog: copy multiple ranges simultaneously

So far all selected non-adjacent cells/rows/columns have been copied and pasted into a new range. See screenshot:
copy and paste multiple ranges simultaneously

The article provides detailed methods for copying and pasting non-adjacent cells, rows, and columns in Excel, addressing common challenges like the pop-up warning when copying non-adjacent data. Choose the methods for your need. If you're interested in exploring more Excel tips and tricks, our website offers thousands of tutorials.

Demo: copy and paste multiple non adjacent cells/rows/columns in Excel


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Is there a way to paste them in to a new Excel sheet?
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for some reason I can't copy more than 137 cells at a time. Is there a range limit?
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how to transpose in different cells with order?
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Kutools for Excel’ Transpose Table Dimensions feature may help you:
https://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-excel/excel-convert-table-to-list.html
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