fill does not work for me what can I do

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Subject: fill does not work for me what can I do
Posted by:  Jeff@nospam.invalid (Jeff@nospam.invalid)
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011

I have 2 columns I need to fill automatically and the help directions
using the fill handle just do not work for me. I've tried repeatedly
with no effect.

I am using Excel 2007 in Windows 7 64 bit. I checked Excel options and
the drag fill options are selected. But nothing I do seems to work.

Is there some other way (using menu options) to fill a series of cells
without using the drag fill tool?

Here is what I need to fill:
- One column starting with 1 and increasing consecutively.
- One adjacent column that would start with 500 and increase
consecutively by 1 through the column.

Any help appreciated.