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How to hide a row in Excel: a step-by-step guide

Hiding a row in Excel can be a useful way to make your spreadsheet less cluttered and more organized. It can also be a helpful way to prevent accidental changes to data that is hidden. In this article, we will show you how to hide a row in Excel step-by-step.

Before we get started, it is important to note that hiding a row is different than deleting a row. When you delete a row, the row is permanently removed from the spreadsheet and cannot be recovered. When you hide a row, the row is still present in the spreadsheet but is not visible. The hidden row can be unhidden at any time.

Now that we have clarified the difference between hiding and deleting a row, let's get started with the tutorial.

Step 1: Select the row(s) that you want to hide

The first step is to select the row or rows that you want to hide. You can do this by clicking on the row number on the left side of the screen. If you want to hide multiple rows, you can hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard and click on the row numbers of the additional rows that you want to hide. All of the selected rows will be highlighted.

Step 2: Right-click on the selected row(s)

Once you have selected the row or rows that you want to hide, right-click on one of the selected row numbers. A menu will appear.

Step 3: Click on "Hide" in the menu

In the menu that appears, click on the option that says "Hide". This will hide the selected row or rows.

Step 4: Save your changes

Once you have hidden the row or rows, be sure to save your changes. You can do this by clicking on the "File" menu and then selecting "Save" or "Save As".

And that's it!

Hiding a row in Excel is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Hiding rows can be a helpful way to make your spreadsheet less cluttered and more organized. It can also be a helpful way to prevent accidental changes to data that is hidden.

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