Moving cells to a new location (using the mouse)

Dragging cells in Excel with the mouse

While working in Excel a need may arise to move pieces of data around the worksheet.
If you are dealing with small adjustments such as lining up cells together or testing different layouts - as long as it is inside the visible area - it can be easily achieved by using the mouse.

Moving cells with the mouse - step by step
  1. Select carefully the range of cells.
  2. Put the mouse cursor on the border of the selected range. It will turn its shape into a four arrows cross.
  3. Click and drag the mouse to a new location. You could spot a "shadow" of the selected range following you. It marks where the range can be dropped.
  4. Release the mouse button to leave the cells in their new desired location.