How to Delete Empty Rows in Excel

If you have a spreadsheet that contains hundreds of empty rows, deleting the rows one by one can certainly be a time-consuming process.

How to Delete Empty Rows in Excel

If you have a spreadsheet that contains hundreds of empty rows, deleting the rows one by one can certainly be a time-consuming process. However, the rows do not have to be deleted manually. There is a faster way to delete empty rows in Excel. You can use the Find & Select feature to select every empty row and delete them at once.

While having empty rows in an Excel worksheet is not a bad thing, sometimes the empty rows are unnecessary. Empty rows can make a spreadsheet take up more space than originally intended. Before moving forward with deleting empty rows, it is important to make sure you double-check that you are only deleting what needs to be deleted because your spreadsheets and workflow can potentially be disrupted if a mistake is made.

First, choose the data set or range of data from which you want to delete empty rows. Next, go to the Home tab, choose Find & Select, and select Go to Special. The Go To Special dialogue box will appear and display several options. In the Go To Special dialogue box, choose Blanks and select OK. This will select all the empty rows in your Excel spreadsheet at once. Now it’s easy to delete them.

Next, right-click on any of the cells that have been selected and select Delete. In the Delete dialogue box, select Entire row and click OK. Choose the Shift cells up, and this will make the non-empty rows move up into the empty cells. This will ultimately remove every empty cell from rows from the data set, or once the empty rows have been selected go to Home,  Delete, and then navigate to Delete Sheet Rows.

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