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How to Copy and Paste Visible Cells only

Posted on 2013-11-07
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Hi Guys, in Excel if I want to copy a cell and paste the contents from the Cell down other cells in a Auto-Filtered Column. How do I do it without pasting over the Hidden rows?
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Question by:Justincut
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by:Norie
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You could use SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible) to return only the visible cells in the range you want to copy to.

For example, copy D1 to visible cells in B2:B100.

Range("D1").Copy Range("B2:B100").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)

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Here is the microsoft write-up for what you are asking. The "Go To Special..." function is what you are looking for.

There is also a keyboard shortcut for this but it seems to be slipping my mind today.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/copy-visible-cells-only-HA010244897.aspx
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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
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When copying a single cell and pasting into a filtered range, the default will be to only paste into visible cells anyway. Likewise using Ctrl+D to Fill Down will only populate visible rows.

The problem comes when you are copying a range of more than one cell. When pasting that it will paste into the same sized contiguous range.

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Rob H
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