How to Move a Column in Excel

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Learn how to move a column in Excel with our easy to follow tutorial. Move entire columns, rows, or even individual cells.

How to Move a Column in Excel

Excel is a powerful tool for organizing data, but sometimes the default settings don’t quite fit your needs. For instance, you may want to move a column from one place to another. Here’s a quick guide on how to do that.

How to Move a Column in Excel

To move a column in Excel, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Excel document.
  2. Click the letter of the column you want to move to highlight it.
  3. Move your cursor to the top border of the column until it turns into a hand.
  4. Hit and hold the SHIFT key.
  5. Drag the column to the desired location.
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You can use the same method to move individual cells or rows by highlighting them instead of the entire column.

FAQ

How do you move columns in Excel without replacing?

You can move columns in Excel without replacing by selecting the column(s) you want to move, then selecting the destination where you want to move the column to. To do this, click on the column header of the column you want to move, then drag the column(s) to the desired location.

How do I move columns in Google Sheets?

To move columns in sheets, click and hold the column header you wish to move, then drag it to the desired location.

How do you copy entire column in Excel without dragging?

To copy an entire column in Excel without dragging, you can use the Ctrl + C shortcut. To do this, first select the column you want to copy. Then, press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and while doing so, press the C key. This will copy the entire column.

How do you Shift one column down in Excel?

If you need to move a column down in your Excel document, you can do so by following a few simple steps. First, click on the column header of the column you want to move. Then, hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard and press the down arrow key. This will move the column down one space.

For more Excel walkthroughs, see our Excel Section.