Entering content in a cell
- Click a desired cell on a sheet.
- Type a text or a number(s), and press Enter.
Entering the same data in several cells
You can enter the same data into several cells by using the Fill Handle to automatically fill data in worksheet cells. See the details below.
Auto filling cells with content
You can automatically fill cells with data. This is how it works:
1. Select a cell(s) the data of which will be used as a basis for filling more cells.
2. Type data into the selected cell(s). There are several ways of how auto filling is implemented:
- copying the value
For example, to make a series 4,4,4,4..., type 4 in the first cell only.
- following the pattern
- to make a series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... , type 1 and 2 into the first two cells.
- to make a series 1 ,3, 5, 7, 9, ... , type 1 and 3 into the first two cells.
- to make a series 2 ,4, 6, 8, 10, ... , type 2 and 4 into the first two cells.
- besides numbers, you can also use letters in a pattern, e.g. to make a series like 1, a, 2, b, 3, a, 4, b, ..., type 1, a, 2, b into the first four cells.
3. Drag the Fill Handle
You can lock cells to protect them from changing their values. When you lock a cell, it gets a gray "key" in the top right corner. Locked cells remain unresponsive to any attempts of editing them.
To lock/unlock a cell, go one of the ways described below:
Lock cells via the toolbar button
- Select the cells you want to lock/unlock (they do not have to be adjacent).
- Click the Lock cell button in the toolbar.
Lock cells via the context menu
- Right-click a cell/a range of cells you want to lock/unlock.
- Choose the Lock/Unlock cell option in the appeared context menu.