Microsoft KB Archive/105412
Article ID: 105412
Article Last Modified on 8/15/2003
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
This article was previously published under Q105412
In Microsoft Excel, you cannot drag, cut and paste, or copy and paste the drop-down lists that are created when you use the AutoFilter to sort a list.
If you want to move the AutoFilter drop-down lists, you must move the data and click the AutoFilter command again.
This behavior is by design of Microsoft Excel.
Although it is not possible to drag, cut, or copy AutoFilter drop-down lists, you can move them if you insert or delete columns or rows that are to the left of, or above, the list range. For example, if there are AutoFilter drop-down lists in cells E10:G10, and you delete column A, the lists shift one column to the left; similarly, if you delete row 7, the lists shift up one row.
Microsoft Excel 97 and Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition
For more information about using AutoFilter, click the Index tab or button in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Ways to find values in a list by using filters" topic.
Microsoft Excel 7.0
For more information about using AutoFilter, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Filter a list" topic.
Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Windows and Macintosh
For more information about using AutoFilter, choose the Search button in Help, and type:
Choose the Show Topics button, select the topic "Overview of Filtering a list", and choose Go To.
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