# How to Autofill Numbers in Excel Without Dragging (5 Methods)

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Microsoft Excel provides numerous ways to autofill numbers with or without dragging.Â Filling down the column is the most common method to complete a series.

But if you donâ€™t want to drag to autofill numbers, this article should help you through the following guidance with other useful methods.

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## How to Autofill Numbers in Excel Without Dragging: 5 Methods

Here, we can apply 5 separate methods to autofill numbers in Excel. These methods do not require any kind of dragging. For avoiding any version or compatibility issues, try to use the Excel 365 version.

### 1. Using the `â€˜Fill Seriesâ€™` Option to Autofill Numbers

For example, you want the multiples of a number within a fixed range.

Weâ€™re going to find the multiples of 15 here up to 200.

Step 1:Â

• Go to the Home tab.
• Go to the Editing group of commands.
• Click on the Fill drop-down.
• From the drop-down select Series command.

Step 2:Â

• Youâ€™ll find a box with multiple options to choose from.
• Insert 15 as Step Value; itâ€™ll count the steps or intervals to show the next value sequentially.
• Type 200 inside the box of Stop Value; itâ€™s the final value of your range within which you want to see the results.

Step 3:Â

• Click OK and youâ€™ll see all the multiples of 15 within 200 at once.

### 2. Using Flash Fill Feature to Autofill Numbers

This option is really interesting if you want to fill a series with a pattern. Suppose, you have a list of names and ID numbers of some students in a school. You only need their ID numbers.

Step 1:

• Type the first ID number from Cell B4Â in the column of ID (Column B) in cell C4.

Step 2:

• Like the previous process, select the Fill drop-down under the Home tab.
• Click on the Flash Fill command now.

• The ID numbers of all students in your list will be displayed right away.

### 3. Editing Name Box to Autofill Numbers in Excel

Now here youâ€™re seeing a chart of some pizza items with their prices. You want to calculate the final prices with 7.5% VAT. Letâ€™s do it for the first case manually.

Step 1:

• Multiply C5Â with 1.075(for 7.5% VAT the multiplier will be 1.075) at Cell D5.
• Youâ€™ll get the final price including VAT for the item Margherita.

Step 2:

• Now copy D5.

Step 3:

• Go to the Name Box and type your cell range D5:D14Â for calculation.
• Press Enter.

Step 4:

• Now press CTRL+V to paste finally.
• Youâ€™ll get all the final prices including VAT for all pizzas under Column D.

### 4. Copying Formula(s) and Then Navigating to Paste to Autofill Numbers

You can evaluate the final prices with VAT in another method which wonâ€™t need to insert the range in the Name Box.

Step 1:

• Like the previous method, calculate the final price at D5Â for the first one.

Step 2:

• Â Now copy D5.

Step 3:

• Navigate to C2 by pressing the Left Arrow key.
• Press the CTRL+Down Arrow key to reach the last cell (C14) in column C.

Step 4:

• Navigate to D14Â with the Right Arrow key and press the CTRL+Shift+Up Arrow key.
• Itâ€™ll select the whole column range (D2:D14) where you need the overall calculated results.

Step 5:

• Press CTRL+V to paste and youâ€™ll find your desired results in column C.

### 5. Applying SEQUENCE Function to Autofill Numbers

The SEQUENCE function is another useful function to execute the series by auto-filling.

For example, you want a series starting from 5 and with a common difference of 12.

You want to get the 1st 15 values in this series.

Step 1:

• In the Function Bar, type:
`=SEQUENCE(15, 1, 5, 12)`
• Here inside the bracket,
• 15 denotes the no. of rows you want to see.
• 1 is for column no.
• 5 is the initial value you want to start from.
• And 12 is for the common difference which youâ€™ll find as Step Value in the Function Bar during typing.

Step 2:

â‡’ Press Enter andÂ youâ€™ll get the full series with a common difference of 12.

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## How to Autofill Formula in Excel Without Dragging

Previously, we had seen that we could autofill the numbers in a series. Now, we are going to demonstrate how you can autofill formulas in a series without dragging.

### 1. Double Clicking on Fill Handle

Double-clicking on the Fill Handle is the most effective and easy way to fill the series with Formula.

Steps

• We need to calculate the Price with 7.5% VAT of the product mentioned in the range of cells B5:B14.
• To do this, select cell D5 and enter the following formula:

`=C5+C5*0.075`

• Then notice the Fill Handle icon in the corner of cell D5.
• Double-click on the Fill Handle.

• After double-clicking the Fill Handle, you will notice that the range of cells D5:D14 is now filled with the price value with a 7.5% rise.

• This is how we autofill numbers in Excel without dragging.

### 2. Using Keyboard Shortcut to Fill Adjacent Cells with Formulas

Using the keyboard shortcuts, we can fill the adjacent cell with formulas with ease. The filling up of the series can be done in both horizontal direction and vertical direction

Steps

• We need to calculate the Price with 7.5% VAT of the product mentioned in the range of cells B5:B14.
• To do this, select cell D5 and enter the following formula:

`=C5+C5*0.075`

• Now select the cell with this cell, and also select the range of cells that you are going to fill up with the values of price.
• Then press Ctrl+D from the Keyboard.

• This will fill the range of cells D5:D14 with the formula mentioned in cell D5.

## Conclusion

These are all basic and very effective methods and functions you can use to autofill a series of numbers without dragging or filling it down. If you have any suggestions or opinions on this article let me know in the comment box.

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