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Fill handle in Excel spreadsheets

Fill handle in Excel spreadsheets

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Definition:

The fill handle is a small black dot or square in the bottom right corner of the active cell. The fill handle has a number of uses including copying a cell’s contents to adjacent cells or to create a series.

If Excel recognizes the cell contents as part of a series it will Auto Fill other selected cells with the next items in the series. Use the fill handle by clicking on it with the mouse pointer to drag select adjacent cells.

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Also Known As: Auto Fill Handle
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Using the fill handle, located in the bottom right corner of the active cell is a quick and easy method of copying data, formulas, and functions from one cell to another.

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