Automatically create a series or list

You can use auto-fill to create a series of numbers, letters or dates in Google Sheets.

Use auto-fill to complete a series

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. In a column or row, enter text, numbers or dates in at least two cells next to each other.
  3. Highlight the cells. You’ll see a small blue box in the lower-right corner.
  4. Drag the blue box any number of cells down or across.
    • If the cells form a series of dates or numbers, the series will continue across the selected cells.
    • If the cells don’t form a series of dates or numbers, the list of values will repeat across the selected cells.

Tip: you may notice auto-fill suggestions with a preview of the values. To accept the suggestion, press Command ⌘ and then Enter.

Turn off auto-fill suggestions

1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.

2. At the top, click Tools and then Autocomplete

3. Deselect Enable auto-complete

 

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