In most instances, Excel uses blanks to establish data ranges. However, so many blank spaces in the wrong sheets can result in unnecessary built-ins. These blank rows are undesirable and may result in the poor interpretation of data.
It is pretty easy to remove a blank row on your worksheet. There are many ways of omitting blank rows in excel; some are simple while others are complex. Remember, you are less likely to lose your data if you use complex methods.
Deleting Blank Rows Manually
- Select all the blank rows that you do not need on your worksheet
- To select any blank row, hold Ctrl and click on the row
- After selecting the rows, right-click to access the menu
- Choose Delete from the menu
You can also delete the rows using a ribbon command. Navigate to the Home tab and click on the delete command to delete sheet rows. Similarly, you can use the following keyboard shortcut to delete blank rows successfully. Click Ctrl + – on your keyboard to remove the rows.
Deleting Blank Rows Using Go to Special
If there are many blank rows on your worksheet, selecting the rows manually can become tiring. The Go-to special method is a bit easier and will save you time.
- First, select a column of your data starting from the first cell on that row or column. Include all the blank rows.
- Hold the shift key and select the last cell on that row.
- Go to the home tab and click on “Find and select.”
- Press “Go to Special” from the menu that appears. You can also press Ctrl + G on your keyboard to open up the Go to Special menu.
- On the Go to Special menu, select “Blanks” and click on ok.
- Clicking ok will select only the blank cells from the column that you selected.
- To delete hundreds of the selected blank rows, you can use any delete method of your choice. Use the manual option, the keyboard shortcut option, or any other method to remove the rows.
Deleting Blank Rows Using Find Command
This method is just the same as the Go to Special, only that here you will select the blank cells using the find command.
- Select a column with blank rows on your data
- Go to the home tab and select “Find and Select.”
- Click “Find” from the menu that appears. To open Find using a keyboard shortcut, press Ctrl + F.
- Once the find menu opens:
- Click Options to expand the menu.
- Do not fill anything in the Find what box.
- Check the Match entire cell contents options.
- Select whether to search within the sheet or workbook.
- Select whether to search by rows or columns
- Select whether to look in the formulas, values, or comments.
- Click Find all to select all the blank cells.
- All the blank cells in the selected range will appear. Use any method to delete the blank rows.
Blank rows are a nuisance, especially when you are working on professional documentaries. Most of these options are quick and easy to use as long as you master the steps.