Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When copying cells, I often need to keep value & formation of the cell but NOT the original formulas.

Copying large range of cells, I couldn't see the paste icon to choose the associative options. Even though having the icon showed up, it's also a tiring steps.

Would love to have the fastest way possible. Please help.

share|improve this question
Let us know if you want code to do this, VBA or C#. Range.Value2 = object[,] is the fastest unless you write directly to the file, eg Excel XML files – Jeremy Thompson Jul 16 '12 at 7:31
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You have the old keyboard shortcuts, work great for me (I use the values option constantly).

Paste-special 'values' ALT + E , S , V

Paste-special 'formats ALT + E , V , T

Alternatively, I believe there is an option to change the default paste option in Office 2010 (not sure about earlier versions) or you could just record a macro to do this and then set a keybinding.

share|improve this answer
In office 2010 you can just (1) Paste - (2) press CTRL - (3) then the shortcut for the mode you need ("V" for "values only"). – Nickolay Oct 10 '12 at 14:16

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.