Excel 2016 – How to delete empty rows

The following steps show how to remove empty rows from an Excel spreadsheet using Excel 2016.

Note: this process does not account for partially empty rows. For example if a row in column 2 was empty that row would also be deleted.


  1. With your spreadsheet open, press F5 on the keyboard. The ‘Go To’ window will open.
  2. Click on the ‘Special’ button
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  4. Click on ‘Blanks’ then click ‘OK’
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  6. This will select all the empty fields within your table.
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  8. In the ‘Home’ ribbon, click on the arrow below the ‘Delete’ button then click on ‘Delete Sheet Rows’
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  10. Your empty rows have now been removed.

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