# Enter same data in multiple cells

Windows shortcut

CtrlEnter

Mac shortcut

⌃Return

With multiple cells selected, this shortcut will enter the same data in all cells in the selection at once. This is a great way to skip a copy & paste step. Cells do not need to be contiguous; use Control (Win) or Command (Mac) to select non-contiguous cells before using Control + Enter.

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