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The Best Way to Select an Entire Row in Excel

When you are working with data in Microsoft Excel, there may be times when you need to select an entire row. For example, you may want to delete all of the data in a row, or you may need to format all of the cells in a row in a certain way. Whatever the reason, it is easy to select an entire row in Excel using one of the following methods.

Method 1: Select the Row Number

The first method for selecting an entire row in Excel is to click on the row number at the left side of the screen. For example, if you want to select row 3, you would click on the number 3. This will highlight the entire row in blue, indicating that it is selected.

Method 2: Click on the Row

Another way to select an entire row in Excel is to click anywhere on the row. For example, you could click on a cell in the row, or you could click on the space between two cells. This will also highlight the entire row in blue.

Method 3: Use the Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to select an entire row quickly, you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Spacebar. To use this shortcut, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and then press the Spacebar. This will select the entire row that your cursor is currently on.

Method 4: Use the Keyboard Shortcut (Mac)

If you are using Excel on a Mac, the keyboard shortcut for selecting an entire row is slightly different. To select a row, hold down the Command key on your keyboard and then press the Spacebar. This will select the entire row that your cursor is currently on.

Method 5: Select Multiple Rows

If you want to select multiple rows in Excel, you can do so by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard and then clicking on the row numbers of the rows that you want to select. For example, if you want to select rows 3 through 5, you would hold down the Shift key and then click on the row numbers 3, 4, and 5. This will select all of the rows that you clicked on.

Method 6: Select an Entire Column

If you want to select an entire column in Excel, you can do so by clicking on the column letter at the top of the screen. For example, if you want to select column B, you would click on the letter B. This will highlight the entire column in blue, indicating that it is selected.

Method 7: Select Multiple Columns

If you want to select multiple columns in Excel, you can do so by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard and then clicking on the column letters of the columns that you want to select. For example, if you want to select columns B through D, you would hold down the Shift key and then click on the column letters B, C, and D. This will select all of the columns that you clicked on.

Method 8: Select an Entire Worksheet

If you want to select an entire worksheet in Excel, you can do so by clicking on the Select All button. This button is located in the upper-left corner of the worksheet, to the left of the column letters and above the row numbers. This will select all of the cells in the worksheet.

Method 9: Use the Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to quickly select an entire worksheet in Excel, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A. To use this shortcut, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then press the A key. This will select all of the cells in the worksheet.

Method 10: Use the Keyboard Shortcut (Mac)

If you are using Excel on a Mac, the keyboard shortcut for selecting an entire worksheet is slightly different. To select a worksheet, hold down the Command key on your keyboard and then press the A key. This will select all of the cells in the worksheet.

Method 11: Select Multiple Worksheets

If you want to select multiple worksheets in Excel, you can do so by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard and then clicking on the tab of the worksheets that you want to select. For example, if you want to select worksheets 3 through 5, you would hold down the Shift key and then click on the tabs of the worksheets 3, 4, and 5. This will select all of the worksheets that you clicked on.

Method 12: Select an Entire Workbook

If you want to select an entire workbook in Excel, you can do so by clicking on the Select All button. This button is located in the upper-left corner of the workbook, to the left of the column letters and above the row numbers. This will select all of the cells in the workbook.

Method 13: Use the Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to quickly select an entire workbook in Excel, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A. To use this shortcut, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then press the A key. This will select all of the cells in the workbook.

Method 14: Use the Keyboard Shortcut (Mac)

If you are using Excel on a Mac, the keyboard shortcut for selecting an entire workbook is slightly different. To select a workbook, hold down the Command key on your keyboard and then press the A key. This will select all of the cells in the workbook.

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