How to Delete an Entire Row in Excel 2010

A well-crafted spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010 can be useful for a lot of different situations. This is frequently due to the spreadsheet being laid out well and containing a lot of useful or important data. But every situation may not require all of the data contained in the spreadsheet, so you may need to delete some of it.

One way to make the deletion process a little easier is to delete entire sections of the spreadsheet at once. This can include deleting groups of cells, or even entire rows and columns. Our guide below will walk you through the steps to follow in order to delete an entire row from your spreadsheet.


Deleting a Row in Microsoft Excel 2010

This guide was written for someone that is using Microsoft Excel 2010. If you are unsure which version of Microsoft Excel you are using, this tutorial can help you figure it out.


Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010.


Step 2: Locate the row that you want to delete. I will be deleting row 3.

locate the row to delete



Step 3: Right-click the row number at the left side of the window, then click the Delete option.

right-click the row, then click delete



All of the cells in that row will now be gone from your spreadsheet, including any data that was contained within them.

If you are having difficulty right-clicking the row number, there is also another way to delete an entire row. First, click the row number so that the entire row is selected.

select the row to delete



Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the home tab



Click the arrow under Delete in the Cells section of the navigational ribbon, then click the Delete Sheet Rows option.

choose to delete sheet rows



If you would prefer to keep your data, but simply want it to not be visible, then you can elect to hide the row instead. This article will show you how to hide a row in Excel 2010.

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