Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in


How to paste data in alternate blank rows in Excel?

In some cases, for a copied row, you may need to paste it in multiple blank rows alternately in a new range in Excel as below screenshot shown. How can you do to achieve it? This article will help you.

Paste data in alternate blank rows with formula and filter


arrow blue right bubble Paste data in alternate blank rows with formula and filter

There is no direct method to solve this problem, but you can achieve it with the little trick in this article. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell (here I select cell D2) in the new range you need to paste the copied data into, then enter formula =MOD(ROW(A1),2).

2. Keep selecting cell D2, drag the Fill Handle down to the column cells. See screenshot:

3. Then select cell D1, click Data > Filter to enable the Filter function.

4. Click the drop-down arrow of cell D1, then filter the column by number 1 and finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

5. Now the alternate blank rows are filtered out. Please copy the data, select the filtered range, and then press Ctrl + V keys simultaneously to paste the data.

6. Click Data > Filter to turn off the Filter function, and then delete the helper column as you need. See screenshot:

Recommended Productivity Tools

Ribbon of Excel (with Kutools for Excel installed)

300+ Advanced Features Increase Your Productivity by 71%, and Help You To Stand Out From Crowd!

Would you like to complete your daily work quickly and perfectly? Kutools For Excel brings 300+ cool and powerful advanced features (Combine workbooks, sum by color, split cell contents, convert date, and so on...) for 1500+ work scenarios, helps you solve 82% Excel problems.

  •  Deal with all complicated tasks in seconds, help to enhance your work ability, get success from the fierce competition, and never worry about being fired.
  •  Save a lot of work time, leave much time for you to love and care the family and enjoy a comfortable life now.
  •  Reduce thousands of keyboard and mouse clicks every day, relieve your tired eyes and hands, and give you a healthy body.
  •  Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, and get admiring glance from your colleagues or friends.
  •  No longer need to remember any painful formulas and VBA codes, have a relaxing and pleasant mind, give you a thrill you've never had before.
  •  Spend only $39, but worth than $4000 training of others. Being used by 110,000 elites and 300+ well-known companies.
  •  60-day unlimited free trial. 60-day money back guarantee. Free upgrade and support for 2 years. Buy once, use forever.
  •  Change the way you work now, and give you a better life immediately!

Office Tab Brings Efficient And Handy Tabs to Office (include Excel), Just Like Chrome, Firefox, And New IE

  • Increases your productivity by 50% when viewing and editing multiple documents.
  • Reduce hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day, say goodbye to mouse hand.
  • Open and create documents in new tabs of same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Help you work faster and easily stand out from the crowd! One second to switch between dozens of open documents!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Sowmiya · 4 months ago
    didnt work for me either
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      crystal · 3 months ago
      This method works well in my case.
      Which Office version do you use?
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    vishal · 4 months ago
    shows alternate rows but when i paste, it pastes normal way, doesnt skip cells.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Mady · 9 months ago
    It doesn't work
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Leah Voit-Ostricki · 9 months ago
    This doesn't work for me. I have Microsoft Office 2010, so whichever version of excel comes with that I am not quite sure but either way it doesn't work. When I paste it pastes to ALL rows. So, when I paste I only see half of what I pasted, when I turn the filter off I see everything I pasted =/