If your spreadsheet is full of empty rows, it may seem like a monumental task to remove them by hand.If you need to remove multiple blank rows, you’ll want to let excel do the heavy lifting for you.The process can be made incredibly easy with some not-so-obvious tools.
Step 1: You can find the row you want to remove.
If you only have a few rows that need to be deleted, you can use your mouse.
Step 2: Click on the row number you want to remove.
When you click, the entire row will be selected.If you have several blank rows, click and hold on the first row number, then drag your mouse to the last row you want to remove.Click anywhere on the selection.
Step 3: “Delete” is what you want to do.
The rows beneath the empty row will move up to fill the space.All of your rows will be renumbered.
Step 4: You can make a backup of your spreadsheet.
It’s always a good idea to have a backup of your spreadsheet in case of a disaster.To create a quick backup, copy and paste the spreadsheet file into the same folder.
Step 5: The spreadsheet labeled “Blanks” has a column added to the far-right end.
This method will allow you to quickly remove blank rows, so that you don’t accidentally remove rows that contain unseen data.It’s useful for large spreadsheets.
Step 6: The blank counter formula should be added to the first open cell.
The formula isCOUNTBLANK(A2:X2).The “Blanks” column should be replaced with the last column in the spreadsheet.A2 should be replaced with the starting column if the spreadsheet doesn’t start in column A.The start of the spreadsheet’s data should match the row number.
Step 7: The formula should be applied to the entire column.
Click and drag the small box in the corner of the cell to apply the formula to the entire Blanks column.The number of blanks in that row will be filled by each cell in the column.
Step 8: Click “Sort and Filter” to select the entire column.
There is a drop-down arrow on the cell.
Step 9: The Filter menu can be opened by clicking the drop-down arrow.
You can choose how you want to look at the display.
Step 10: The “Select All” box should be checked.
This will select all of the different values.
Step 11: The box has the number of columns in it.
Click “OK”.If you check this box, you will only see rows with blanks.This will make sure that you don’t accidentally remove rows with valuable data and blank cells.
Step 12: Select all of the blank rows.
You should only look at rows that are blank.All of the rows can be deleted if you select them.
Step 13: The blank rows should be deleted.
Click on your selection and choose “Delete” after selecting all of the blank rows.The blank rows will be removed from the spreadsheet.
Step 14: The filter needs to be turned off.
Click the button on the Blanks row to clear it.Your blank rows will be gone when your spreadsheet returns.Your other data will not be lost.You can either keep the Blanks column or remove it at this point.