Copy and paste only nonblank cells

Excel 365 2013 2010
Unfortunately, when you try to paste a series of cells with blank cells, Paste special with Skip blanks option doesn't seem to work.

One of the solutions is to use Filter:

   1.   Select the cells, including the blank and non-blank cells that you wish to paste.

   2.   On the Home tab, in the Editing group, select Sort & Filter and then choose Filter (or click Ctrl+Shift+L):

Filter in Excel 2016

   3.   A drop-down should appear in the first cell of your range.

Filter in Excel 2016

Click on this drop-down.

   4.   De-select the (Blanks) option and then click on the OK button:

Filter in Excel 2016

   5.   You can see now only non-blank cells, select them:

Series without blank cells in Excel 2016

   6.   Now you can copy and paste anywhere the series of cells without blank cells:

Example in Excel 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment copier et coller uniquement les cellules non vides.

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