# Copy formula from cell above

Windows shortcut

Ctrl'

Mac shortcut

⌃'

This shortcut copies the formula in the cell above to the active (current) current cell and leaves the cell in edit mode. This is a convenient way to make an exact copy of a formula - no cell references are changed.

## Related videos

The videos below show how this shortcut can be used.

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