Inserting multiple rows into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet isn’t difficult. Simply use a quick context menu option or a keyboard shortcut to add several rows at once. We’ll show you how to do just that.
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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 Excel’s context menu.
To use this method, first, open your spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel.
In your spreadsheet, select the number of rows that you’d 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.”
And instantly, Excel will add the specified number of rows to your spreadsheet.
Tip: To quickly remove the newly added rows, press Ctrl+Z on PC or Command+Z on a Mac.
You’re all set.
Insert Multiple Rows in Excel With a Keyboard Shortcut
If you prefer using Excel keyboard shortcuts, there’s a shortcut you can use to quickly add multiple rows to your Excel spreadsheet.
To use the shortcut, first, open your spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel.
In the spreadsheet, select the number of rows you’d 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 that’s 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.