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In the following Excel spreadsheet, I'm active in cell C2 and want to copy the formula down to C11. How can I achieve that with the keyboard? Most answers seem to begin with "highlight the range you need", but doing Ctrl+Shift+Down takes me down to the end of the spreadsheet. However, if I double click the drag handle in the corner of the cell, it deduces the range correctly.

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I'm not aware of a magic copy-down keyboard shortcut in Excel.

I would hit

  1. Ctrl+ to jump to the bottom of the adjacent range
  2. Ctrl+Shift+ to select the fill range
  3. then Ctrl+d to fill down.

If you're a keyboard-first user, this is pretty quick even though it's 5 steps.

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