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I have a problem with Excel. I have added an extra column to my data, and I want to set all the rows of the column equal to the string "Male".

Does anyone know how to achieve this?

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If you're looking for a keyboard shortcut checkout this answer – cnmuc Nov 27 '15 at 17:50
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Enter "Male" in the first cell then select it and all the cells beneath it you want filled, then press Ctrl + D to fill down.

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thank you man! that was so easy! – GorillaApe Oct 28 '10 at 9:47
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@Parhs Perhaps mark the answer as correct then. – Joe Taylor Oct 28 '10 at 10:54
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If your excel file has a lot of rows, don't forget that ctrl+end gets to the bottom. – user420667 Aug 13 '15 at 22:33
    
Ctrl + Shift + End and then Ctrl + D did the trick for me – Keyslinger Nov 25 '15 at 22:09

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