Deleting multiple blank rows and columns in Excel

If you copy data from various tables and data sources into an Excel spreadsheet, you might end up with multiple blank rows and columns. If it’s more than just a few, trying to delete them would be a pain. Instead, you can use this technique to get rid of all those empty cells.

 

Here I have a spreadsheet with a few blank rows:

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In order to select all the blank information, I can click on Find & Select > Go To Special:

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On the Go To Special dialog box, I select Blanks and click OK:

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You can see how all the blank cells are now selected:

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To delete the selected rows (or columns if that is where the blanks are), select Delete > Delete Sheet Rows:

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You now have a spreadsheet with all the empty rows eliminated:

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