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Copy horizontal data and paste vertically in Excel or vice versa

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2024-07-12

In Excel, rearranging data from rows to columns or vice versa is a common requirement, especially when preparing data for reports or adjusting the layout to meet specific analysis needs. This guide will explore efficient ways to transpose data horizontally and vertically using Excel's built-in Transpose feature and the versatile Kutools for Excel. These methods streamline the process of reorienting your data, saving time and reducing errors in manual data entry.

Copy horizontal data and paste vertically and vice versa with the Transpose feature

The Transpose feature in Excel allows you to switch the orientation of your data from rows to columns or columns to rows without altering the data's integrity.

1. Select the horizontal data, right click and select the Copy from the right-clicking menu or just press Ctrl + C keys to copy it. 

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.

And now the selected horizontal data is pasted vertically.

Tip: This (Paste) Transpose feature also supports transposition from vertical to horizontal.

Transpose data between horizontally and vertically with a handy tool

Kutools for Excel offers a user-friendly interface that provides multiple options for transposing data, catering to various transformation needs. Whether you need to switch rows to columns or aggregate multiple rows into a single column, Kutools simplifies these tasks with its dedicated "Transform Range" utility. This tool not only enhances efficiency but also ensures accuracy in rearranging your data, making it ideal for users who require flexibility in data management and presentation.

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1. Select the data range you want to transform, and click Kutools > Range > Transform Range.

2. In the opening Transform Range dialog box, check the desired option you need in the Transform type section and click the OK button.

3. Another Transform Range dialog box will come out. You need to select a cell to save the results, and click the OK button.

The selected data range has now been transform according to your specified option. Here the screenshot below demonstrates the result of transposing a selected range into a single column vertically.

To use this feature, you should install Kutools for Excel first, please click to download and have a 30-day free trial now.

By mastering these techniques to copy data horizontally and paste it vertically—or the reverse—you can make significant improvements to how you manage and present your data in Excel. For those eager to delve deeper into Excel's capabilities, our website boasts a wealth of tutorials. Discover more Excel tips and tricks here.

Demo: copy horizontal paste vertical or vice versa in Excel

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