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Copy values quickly from the status bar in Excel for Windows

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Hi everybody! I’m Sharon Grimshaw, a Program Manager on the Excel team. I’m excited to announce that you can now copy values from the status bar in Excel for Windows with just one click.

Copy values from the status bar

Excel has long given you quick facts about your data – like sum, average, and count – on the status bar when you highlight cells. The natural next step was to ask: how do I get that information from the status bar back into my workbook? We’ve heard from many of you that this was something you wanted to do.

Fast forward to today: You can now select the value that you want to copy and move it to the clipboard. Then, you can simply paste the information wherever you need in your workbook.

How it works

  1. Open an existing Excel workbook that contains data.
  2. Right-click the status bar to ensure that values are turned on.

Status bar shortcut menu

  1. Select the cells that contain the data you want to use, and then review the aggregated information in the status bar (average, count, numerical count, minimum, maximum, or sum). 

Selected cells in worksheet

  1. Select the value in the status bar to save it temporarily on your clipboard, and then click the cell in which you want to paste the copied information.


This feature is available to Office Insiders running Version 2104 (Build 14023.10000) or later on Windows.

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