The fill handle is very helpful for filling cells with various values. Select some cells, click the fill handle, and drag it to fill cells in a variety of ways. If you hate to use the mouse (or at least want to minimize your use of the mouse), you may long for a way to utilize the fill handle by only using the keyboard.
The easiest way to do this is to display the Series dialog box by using these steps:
- Use the keyboard to select the cells on which you want the fill based.
- Hold down the Alt key as you press, in turn, E, I, S. Word displays the Series dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
- Use the Tab key to move from option to option within the dialog box.
- When you’ve chosen the option you want, press Enter to select it.
Figure 1. The Series dialog box.