Cut and Paste (Excel Shortcut)

In Excel, with copy and paste feature user can only copy the data from one place and paste it somewhere else, which means data after paste will be available in both places.

But the cut feature is used to cut the data from its place to move it somewhere else, which means when you use the cut option to move the data, the cell(s) from where you cut the data will become blank once you paste that data to somewhere else.

In this tutorial, we have explained how to use the keyboard shortcut to cut and paste data from one place to another.

Keyboard Shortcut to Cut and Paste in Excel

Ctrl + X

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Ctrl + V or Enter

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Steps to Cut and paste Using Keyboard Shortcut

  • First, go to the cell or select the cell range from where you want to cut the data, and then press the “Ctrl + X” keys.
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  • After that, go to the cell where you want to move this data and press the “Enter” key or “Ctrl + V” keys and your data will get moved to that place.
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In the above image you can see that we have pressed “Enter” or “Ctrl +V” at cell “F2”, and the data moved over there and the cells from where we had copied the data become blank which shows data has moved one place to another.