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Quickly Delete Blank Rows From A Long List
Applies to Microsoft Excel 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013

 If you have a long list of data that contains blank rows that you want to delete, you have several options.
  • You could select each row, one by one, and delete them individually. If you have dozens or hundreds of rows, this could be very time consuming.
  • You could sort the rows alphabetically, which would put all the blank rows together, and then delete that group of blank rows. However, there will be times when you may want to maintain the order of your list, so this would not be an option.
  • You could filter the list for blanks, select these rows (i.e. visible cells) and delete them.
  • You could use a little-known shortcut to quickly select the blanks in your list and delete them.
In this tip I will cover the 4th option and next week I will cover option number 3. The first two are self-explanitory and usually are not your best choice, so I won't discuss those.

Suppose you receive a large list of data that contains blank rows and you want to remove them without affecting the order of the list. This technique will allow you to delete all rows that have blank cells in a particular column.

Here's how you can delete hundreds, or even thousands, of blank rows in mere seconds...

1) First, before you make any drastic changes to any workbook always make sure you have a backup copy or a recently saved copy in case you need to restore the original data.

2) Now, select the cells in one column from the top of your list to the bottom;

3) Make sure that all the blank cells in this selected range are the rows you want to delete;

4) Press the F5 key on your keyboard;

4) On the Go To dialog, click the Special... button;

5) Choose the Blanks option and click OK. This will select all blank cells in the range you had previously selected;

6) Now simply right click on of the selected cells, select DeleteEntire Row and click OK.

Poof! Gone!

Delete multiple blank rows in Microsot Excel 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
 If you work with large lists of data in Excel, this tip will save you a lot of time. If you don't work with large lists often, remember this tip anyway, because sooner or later you're going to need this.

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