How to insert multiple rows in Excel

How to insert multiple rows in Excel

This article will help you learn how to insert multiple rows in Excel. Microsoft Excel is one of the best spreadsheet programs in the world developed and published by the tech giant Microsoft.

It helps us in various ways to organize our data systematically. It has all the features basic to advanced to perform calculation, analysis, filtering, sorting, logical operations and visualization of data and information in modern era.

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Microsoft Excel is considered the backbone of most big business organisations, educational institutions and the like. It also has more than 300 built-in formulas to make your data management work faster and easier.

Other than this, it offers lots of shortcut key commands to save your valuable time and energy. Inserting multiple rows through the shortcut key is one of the built-in features which helps to enhance your productivity in data management.

How to insert multiple rows in Excel

As you know, by right clicking on the highlighted (selected) row and selecting Insert from the pop-up menu list, insert only a single row above the highlighted row. However, our three easy and groundbreaking methods will help you in inserting multiple rows rather than inserting them one by one.

Here’s the complete list of three methods:

  1. Using the Insert option
  2. Using Shift + Space Bar shortcut
  3. Using Shift + Right Click shortcut

Method #1 – Using the Insert Option

In this method, you need to select the same number of rows with the mouse that you want to insert. If you want to insert two rows, you have to select two rows and if you want to insert three rows then you have to select three rows and the like.

how to insert multiple rows in excel

After selecting the desired number of rows, right-click on the selected rows and select insert from the drop-down menu list. It will insert the same number of rows above the selected rows.

Method #2 – Using Shift + Space Bar Shortcut

In this method, you can also insert multiple rows using Shift + Space Bar. It is as easy as the first method.

Here are the complete steps to insert multiple rows using “Shift + Space Bar” shortcut. This method allows you to insert multiple rows above the selected row.

1. Using the left-click, select any cell in the row where you want to insert multiple rows.

how to insert multiple rows in excel

2. Now, use the Shift + Space Bar shortcut key to select the entire row in a single shot.

how to insert multiple rows in excel

3. After selecting the entire row, press the Shift + Down Arrow key ( Shift + ▽ ) to select the same number of rows you want to insert above the selected row.

how to insert multiple rows in excel

4. Finally, press Ctrl and + key combination to insert the same number of rows as you selected. It will automatically insert multiple rows magically and instantly above the selected rows.

how to insert multiple rows in excel

Method #3 – Using Shift + Right Click Shortcut

Using this method, you can also insert multiple rows into the Excel spreadsheet like a magic wand.

1. First off, click on the head of the row to select the entire row where you want to insert multiple rows.

2. Now hold down the Shift key and then select the same number of rows that you want to insert. For example, if you want to insert two rows, select two rows while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard. In a similar manner, you select three rows, four rows, five rows and so on.

3. Next, right-click on the selected rows and click Insert from the drop-down menu list.

4. Finally, the desired number of rows will be inserted over the selected rows.

This is how to insert multiple rows in Excel, so if you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments area below.

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