When you want to copy and paste data or images within a spreadsheet, including between different sheet tabs or between spreadsheets, you can use the Copy and Paste commands from the menu or context menu. You can also use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keys, or mix the two methods. For example, within a spreadsheet or between spreadsheets, you can use the Copy command to copy and then Ctrl+V to paste. However, if you want to copy data between spreadsheet and external applications, you must use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keys.
To copy a selected range in a spreadsheet and paste its data to an external application:
Parent topic: Managing data ranges
- Select the range from which you want to copy data to an external application.
Tip: If the range you select contains an image, only the data will be copied.
- Press Ctrl+C to copy.
- Open the external application and click the location where you want to paste the data.
- Press Ctrl+V to paste.