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Drag-and-drop is a mouse technique that you can use in Excel 2010 to pick up a cell selection and drop it into a new place on the worksheet. Although drag and drop is primarily a technique for moving cell entries around a worksheet, you can also adapt it to copy a cell selection.

Select a cell range.

This method works with both a single cell and a contiguous range of cells.

Position the mouse pointer on one edge of the extended cell cursor that surrounds the cell range.

Your signal that you can start dragging the cell range to its new position in the worksheet is when the pointer changes to a white arrow attached to a smaller, four-headed black arrow.

Drag your selection to its destination.

Drag your selection to its destination.

Drag your selection by holding down the mouse button while moving the mouse. Drag the outline until it’s positioned on the new cells in the worksheet where you want the entries to appear.

Release the mouse button.

Release the mouse button.

The cell entries within that range reappear in the new location as soon as you release the mouse button.

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Greg Harvey, PhD, is president of Mind Over Media, Inc. He is the author of all editions of Excel For Dummies, Excel All-in-One For Dummies, Excel Workbook For Dummies, and Windows For Dummies Quick Reference. He's also an experienced educator.

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