How to Insert Multiple Rows in Microsoft Excel
- Mahesh Makvana
- November 23, 2021, 11:00am EDT
Inserting multiple rows into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet isnt difficult. Simply use a quick context menu option or a keyboard shortcut to add several rows at once. Well show you how to do just that.
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Table of Contents
- Insert Multiple Rows in Excel With a Right-Click Menu Option
- Insert Multiple Rows in Excel With a Keyboard Shortcut
Insert Multiple Rows in Excel With a Right-Click Menu Option
One way to add multiple rows in Excel is by using an option in Excels context menu.
To use this method, first, open your spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel.Advertisement
In your spreadsheet, select the number of rows that youd like to add. For example, if you want to add four new rows, select four rows in your spreadsheet above which the new rows will be added.
Right-click one of the selected rows, and from the menu that opens, select Insert.
You will see a small Insert box on your screen. In this box, enable the Entire Row option and click OK.
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And instantly, Excel will add the specified number of rows to your spreadsheet.
Youre all set.
Insert Multiple Rows in Excel With a Keyboard Shortcut
If you prefer using Excel keyboard shortcuts, theres a shortcut you can use to quickly add multiple rows to your Excel spreadsheet.
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To use the shortcut, first, open your spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel.
In the spreadsheet, select the number of rows youd like to add. For example, if you want to add three new rows, select three rows in your current spreadsheet. Excel will add new rows above the selected rows.
While the rows are selected, press Ctrl+Shift+Plus (+ sign) at the same time on a PC, or Command+Shift+Plus (+ sign) on a Mac. This will open an Insert box. In this box, choose Entire Row and click OK.
Excel will add the selected number of rows to your spreadsheet.
And thats how you make room for new data in your spreadsheets by adding multiple rows at once. Very useful!
If you often work with tables, you can add and remove columns and rows in a table in Excel just as easily.
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Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who specializes in writing how-to guides. He has been writing tech tutorials for over a decade now. Hes written for some of the prominent tech sites including MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, and Online Tech Tips. Read Full Bio »