If you’d like to delve further into this approach, you might like to read How to merge Excel files with different columns.

Sometimes, you have a number of separate spreadsheets and you want to copy all of the worksheets from each into single Excel workbook.

Or maybe your needs are more complex and you need to merge spreadsheets that have different formats, de-duplicating rows as you go.

You can keep or delete contents from those combined cells, and you can also merge those combined cells.

Right-click and then select "Format Cells" from the popup menu.

This is probably the simplest type of merge where you’d like to add the rows from all the source spreadsheets to a single output spreadsheet.

In this situation, all the worksheets to be merged will have the same columns in the same order.

As they are formulas, you need to copy and paste them as values when you want to paste them to other places.

See screenshots:(1.)Select Select Combine columns under To combine selected cells according to following options;(2.)Specify a separator for the combined data, here I select Space;(3.))Specify the cell you want to place your combined result;(4.)Specify how you want to deal with the combined cells.

If you merge multiple columns of data in Excel (no matter which Excel version you are using), only the left column of data will be kept, and the data of other columns will be deleted, if you apply the "Merge and Center" command from Home tab on the Alignment group.

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What you need from a merge can vary from situation to situation.

Maybe you just need all the rows from each spreadsheet into one, consolidated, workbook.

For step by step instructions on how to do each of these, including example spreadsheets, please have a look at How to merge Excel files with the same columns.