The Perfect Guide to Learn How to Add Columns in Excel

Business Data is always prone to face minor changes based on market trends. You might require adding one or more details to your raw data or final insights. Either way, you have to add columns in excel without having to hamper the existing data.

This tutorial on “How to Add Columns in Excel” will not only help you learn the spreadsheet fundamentals but also train you to add one or more columns to your Excel spreadsheet without a hassle. 

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A column in Excel could be added by following a few simple steps below.

  • Select the column where you want to add a new blank column.


  • Here, in the image shown below, the user wants to add a new column in the position of column C. So, column C is selected. Right-click on the column to open a dialogue box and click on the “Insert” option.


  • A new column will be included, as shown in the image below.


Similarly, if you wish to add multiple columns to your Excel spreadsheet, it can be done by employing the similar procedure described as follows.

  • Select the columns where you wish to add multiple columns.


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In the image below, the user has selected four columns, ranging from column C to column F. Right-click on the selected columns, and in the dialogue box, select the “Insert” option. 

  • Four new columns are added, as shown below.


With this, you have reached the end of this tutorial on “How to Add Columns in Excel”.

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Next Steps

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