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How to copy horizontal paste vertical or vice versa in Excel?

For example you need to copy a horizontal row and paste as a vertical column in Excel, how do you handle it? What if copying one row horizontally and pasting as multiple columns vertically or vice versa? And what if copying multiple rows horizontally and pasting as one column vertically or vice versa? Below methods will help you:

Copy a row horizontally and paste as a column vertically or vice versa

Copy a row horizontally and paste as one or multiple columns vertically or vice versa

Copy multiple rows horizontally and paste as one column vertically or vice versa

Easily copy a table (range) and paste horizontally/vertically in Excel

We can apply Excel’s (Paste) Transpose feature to copy a row horizontally and then paste as a column vertically or vice versa in Excel.

1. Select the row you will copy horizontally, right click and select the Copy from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

2. Select the first cell of destination column, right click and select the Transpose (T) in the Paste Options section of the right-clicking menu. See below screenshot:

 

And now the row is copied horizontally and pasted as one column vertically. This (Paste) Transpose feature also supports to copy a column vertically and paste as one row horizontally, too.


Sometimes, you may want to copy a row horizontally and paste as several columns vertically in Excel. In this condition, you can try Kutools for Excel’s Transform Range utility.

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1. Select the row you will copy horizontally, and click Kutools > Range > Transform Range. See below screenshot:

2. In the opening Transform Range dialog box, please (see above screenshot):

(1) Check the Single row to range option in the Transform type section;

(2) Check the Fixed value option in the Columns per record section, and type the number of columns you will paste as into the right box.

(3) Click the Ok button.

3. And now another Transform Range dialog box comes out. Please specify the first cell of destination range, and click the OK button.

Now the row is copied horizontally and pasted as several columns vertically. See below screenshot:

Note: For copying a column vertically and pasting as one or multiple rows horizontally, please do as below screenshot shown:

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Kutools for Excel’s Transform Range utility also supports to copy multiple rows horizontally and then paste as one column vertically, or copy multiple columns vertically and then paste as one row horizontally.

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Here I will take copying multiple rows and pasting as one column for example.

1. Select the rows you will copy horizontally, and click Kutools > Range > Transform Range.

2. In the opening Transform Range dialog box, check the Range to single column option, and click the Ok button.

And now the specified rows are copied horizontally and pasted as one column vertically. See above screenshot:

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Note: For copying multiple columns vertically and pasting as one row horizontally, please use the Range to single row option in the Transform Range dialog box.


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