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Excel Guide

How to Insert a Row in Excel: Step-by-Step Guide

Inserting a row in Excel is a simple task and can be done in various ways. This step-by-step guide covers different methods to insert a row in Excel.

Inserting a Row Using the Ribbon:

  1. Click on the tab for the worksheet where you want to insert a row.
  2. Select the "Layout" tab.
  3. Click the "Insert" button in the "Rows & Columns" group.
  4. Choose "Insert Sheet Rows" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Excel will insert a new row above the selected row.

Inserting a Row Using the Right-Click Menu:

  1. Right-click on the row above which you want to insert a new row.
  2. Click "Insert" from the menu.
  3. Choose "Insert Sheet Rows" from the submenu.
  4. Excel will insert a new row above the right-clicked row.

Inserting a Row Using Keyboard Shortcuts:

  1. Select the row above which you want to insert a new row.
  2. Press CTRL + SHIFT + + on your keyboard.
  3. Excel will insert a new row above the selected row.

Inserting a Row Using the Contextual Menu:

  1. Right-click on the row above which you want to insert a new row.
  2. Click "Insert" from the contextual menu.
  3. Choose "Insert Sheet Rows" from the submenu.
  4. Excel will insert a new row above the right-clicked row.

Inserting a Row Using a Macro:

  1. Open the workbook where you want to insert a row.
  2. Press ALT + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. Click Insert > Module from the menu bar.
  4. Paste the provided code into the Module window.
  5. vbaCopy code
  6. Sub InsertRow()
    'Insert a row at the active cell
    ActiveCell.EntireRow.Insert
    End Sub
  7. Click Run > Run Sub/UserForm from the menu bar.
  8. Click Run from the pop-up menu.
  9. Excel will insert a new row above the active cell.

Conclusion:

Inserting a row in Excel can be done using the Ribbon, right-click menu, keyboard shortcuts, or even a macro for automation. Choose the method that suits your preference and workflow.