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How to Remove Blank Rows in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Blank rows in your data can be annoying and make your Excel sheets look cluttered and unprofessional. Luckily, there are a few different ways you can remove blank rows in Excel. In this article, we'll show you how to remove blank rows in Excel using three different methods.

Method 1: Deleting Blank Rows One-by-One

The first method is the most tedious, but it's also the most straightforward. Essentially, you'll just be deleting the blank rows one-by-one. This method is best for small data sets with only a few blank rows.

  1. Select the Row: First, you'll need to select the row you want to delete. Click on the row number on the left-hand side of the screen. This will highlight the entire row in blue.
  2. Right-Click and Delete: Once the row is selected, right-click and select "Delete." This will delete the entire row, including any data in that row.
  3. Repeat: Repeat steps one and two for each blank row in your data set. Once you've deleted all the blank rows, you're done!

Method 2: Deleting Blank Rows with the Go-To Feature

If you have a large data set with lots of blank rows, the first method is going to be too tedious. Luckily, there's a quicker way to do it using the "Go To" feature in Excel.

  1. Select the Data: Click the top-left cell in your data set, then scroll to the bottom-right cell, hold down the "Shift" key, and click it.
  2. Go To Special: Go to the "Home" tab, click the "Find & Select" button, and choose "Go To Special."
  3. Select Blank Cells: In the "Go To Special" menu, select "Blanks" and click "OK."
  4. Delete the Blank Cells: With the blank cells selected, hit the delete key on your keyboard. This will delete all the blank cells in your data set.
  5. Done: You've now deleted all the blank rows in your data set!

Method 3: Deleting Blank Rows with a Macro

If you're comfortable with using macros, this is the quickest and easiest way to delete blank rows in Excel. A macro is a set of instructions that Excel follows. Here's how to create a macro:

  1. Record a Macro: Go to the "View" tab, click "Macros," and select "Record Macro."
  2. Name the Macro: Give your macro a name and click "OK."
  3. Perform the Steps: With the macro recorder running, select all the data and delete the blank rows. Stop the recording.
  4. Run the Macro: To run the macro, go to the "View" tab, click "Macros," select the macro, and click "Run."

Conclusion

Blank rows in your data can be annoying, but luckily, there are different ways to remove them. In this article, we've shown you three methods: deleting rows one-by-one, using the Go-To feature, and using a macro. Try each method and see which one works best for you!