Do NOT Drag Down to Create Numbered Lists in Excel! Here’s Why.

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks

You want to create a dynamic numbered list in Excel? You have different ways of creating numbered lists. The one most people use is to input numbers in the first two cells and then drag down the fill handle to fill up the next sequence of numbers. That’s not always the best approach. In this video, I’ll show you 3 reasons why you don’t want to just drag down to create a numbered list in Excel. Especially if you have long repeated lists that frequently change. In this case, it’s much better to create a dynamic solution that updates automatically. I’ll show you how to use the SEQUENCE function in Microsoft Excel to do just that.

Credit Leila Gharani