# How to create an excel spreadsheet with formulas

### How do you make an Excel spreadsheet automatically calculate?

In the

**Excel**for the web**spreadsheet**, click the Formulas tab. Next to**Calculation**Options, select one of the following options in the dropdown: To recalculate all dependent formulas every time you**make**a change to a value, formula, or name, click**Automatic**.### How do I create a formula for multiple cells in Excel?

Just select all the

**cells**at the same time, then enter the**formula**normally as you would for the first**cell**. Then, when you’re done, instead of pressing Enter, press Control + Enter.**Excel**will add the same**formula**to all**cells**in the selection, adjusting references as needed.### How do I apply a formula to an entire column in Excel?

Select the cell with the

**formula**and the adjacent cells you want to fill. Click Home > Fill, and choose either Down, Right, Up, or Left. Keyboard shortcut: You can also press Ctrl+D to fill the**formula**down in a**column**, or Ctrl+R to fill the**formula**to the right in a row.### How do you autofill formulas in Excel without dragging?

**Quickly Fill Numbers in**

**Cells without Dragging**- Enter 1 in cell A1.
- Go to Home –> Editing –> Fill –> Series.
- In the Series dialogue box, make the following selections: Series in: Columns. Type: Linear. Step Value: 1. Stop Value: 1000.
- Click OK.

### How do I apply a formula to an entire column in Excel without dragging?

**Follow these steps:**

- First
**put**your**formula in**F1. - Now hit ctrl+C
**to copy**your**formula**. - Hit left, so E1 is selected.
- Now hit Ctrl+Down.
- Now hit right so F20000 is selected.
- Now hit ctrl+shift+up.
- Finally either hit ctrl+V or just hit enter to fill the
**cells**.

### How do I continue a pattern in Excel?

### What is the shortcut for copying a formula down in Excel?

Ctrl+D is the keyboard

**shortcut**to**copy down**the value/**formula**in the selected range. The value in the active cell (usually the first cell in the selected range) is**copied down**with Ctrl+D.### What is the shortcut key for dragging in Excel?

In Windows, use Control + Shift, and on a Mac, use Option + Shift. You can also

**drag**a selection to another worksheet using Alt in Windows, and Command on a Mac.### Why does drag not work in Excel?

If you’re still having an

**issue**with**drag**-to-fill, make sure your advanced options (File –> Options –> Advanced) have “Enable fill handle…” checked. You might also run into**drag**-to-fill**issues**if you’re filtering. Try removing all filters and**dragging**again.### What is the shortcut to fill color in Excel?

With the cells selected, press Alt+H+H. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the

**color**you want. The arrow keys will move a small orange box around the selected**color**. Press the Enter key to apply the**fill color**to the selected cells.### How do I drag a formula without a mouse?

Use shift and arrows to

**drag**selection to where you’d like. F2 to enter the**formula**bar in the first selected cell. Ctrl+Enter to paste**formula**into all cells selected.