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The Best Way to Delete a Row in Excel: A Shortcut Guide

Deleting a row in Excel is a common task that you may find yourself needing to do on a regular basis. There are a few different ways that you can delete a row, but some methods are faster than others. In this article, we'll show you the quickest way to delete a row in Excel so that you can save time and get your work done more efficiently.

The first thing you need to do is select the row that you want to delete. You can do this by clicking on the row number on the left side of the screen. Once the row is selected, you can press the "Delete" key on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Delete" from the menu that appears.

If you want to delete multiple rows at once, you can select multiple rows by holding down the "Shift" key on your keyboard and clicking on the row numbers of the rows that you want to delete. Once the rows are selected, you can press the "Delete" key on your keyboard or right-click on any of the selected rows and select "Delete" from the menu that appears.

You can also delete rows by using the "Find and Replace" feature in Excel. To do this, click on the "Home" tab and then click on the "Find and Select" button. In the "Find and Select" dialog box, click on "Replace" and then enter the row number of the row that you want to delete in the "Find what" field. In the "Replace with" field, leave it blank and then click on the "Replace All" button. This will delete all of the rows that you specified.

If you want to delete a row but keep the data that is in that row, you can use the "Cut" command instead of the "Delete" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+X" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Cut" from the menu that appears. This will remove the row but keep the data so that you can paste it elsewhere.

If you want to delete a row and all of the data that is in that row, you can use the "Clear" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+5" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row and all of the data that is in that row.

You can also delete rows by hiding them. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+9" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Hide" from the menu that appears. This will hide the row so that it is not visible on the screen but the data is still there. If you want to unhide the row, you can press the "Ctrl+Shift+9" keys on your keyboard or right-click on any row and select "Unhide" from the menu that appears.

If you want to delete a row but keep the formatting of that row, you can use the "Clear Formatting" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+8" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Formatting" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the formatting so that you can apply it to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the formulas that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Contents" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+F10" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Contents" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the formulas so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the comments that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Comments" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+O" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Comments" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the comments so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the hyperlinks that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Hyperlinks" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+F8" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Hyperlinks" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the hyperlinks so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the conditional formatting that is in that row, you can use the "Clear Conditional Formatting" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+F3" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Conditional Formatting" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the conditional formatting so that you can apply it to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the data validation that is in that row, you can use the "Clear Data Validation" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+V" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Data Validation" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the data validation so that you can apply it to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the cell colors that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Cell Colors" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+C" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Cell Colors" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the cell colors so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the cell styles that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Cell Styles" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+S" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Cell Styles" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the cell styles so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the column widths that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Column Widths" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+W" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Column Widths" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the column widths so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the row heights that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Row Heights" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+H" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Row Heights" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the row heights so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the text wrap that is in that row, you can use the "Clear Text Wrap" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+T" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Text Wrap" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the text wrap so that you can apply it to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the cell borders that are in that row, you can use the "Clear Cell Borders" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+B" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Cell Borders" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the cell borders so that you can apply them to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the cell shading that is in that row, you can use the "Clear Cell Shading" command. To do this, select the row that you want to delete and then press the "Ctrl+Shift+G" keys on your keyboard or right-click on the row and select "Clear Cell Shading" from the menu that appears. This will delete the row but keep the cell shading so that you can apply it to another row.

If you want to delete a row but keep the conditional formatting that is in that row, you can use the "Clear Conditional Formatting" command. To do this

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