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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

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Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 63: Transposing a Range

You may have a range of data that should be transposed. Transposing a range is essentially making the rows columns, and the columns rows. Figure 63-1 shows an example. The original data is in A1:H9, and the transposed data is in A12:I19.

This tip describes two methods to transpose a range of data.


Figure 63-1: Data before and after being transposed.

Using Paste Special

To transpose a range of data by copying and pasting, follow these steps:

1. Select the range to be transposed.

2. Press Ctrl+C to copy the range.

3. Select the cell that will be the upper-left cell for the transposed range.

4. Choose Home⇒Clipboard⇒Paste⇒Paste Special to display the Paste Special dialog box.

5. Choose the Transpose option.

6. Click OK.

Excel pastes the copied data, but reoriented.

If the original range contains formulas, the formulas will be adjusted so they continue to refer to the correct cells...