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How to automatically insert rows in Excel?

If you need to insert blank rows frequently in a worksheet, you can right click the entire row to select Insert to insert a blank row. However, maybe the right-click method is not convenient enough for you. Now I introduce some shortcuts for you to insert blank rows in Excel.

Automatically insert rows with shortcuts in Excel

Automatically insert rows with VBA


arrow blue right bubble Automatically insert rows with shortcuts in Excel

Fortunately, there are shortcuts that can quickly insert blank row in Excel.

Select the entire row which you want to insert a blank row above, and press Shift + Ctrl + + keys together, then a blank row is inserted.

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arrow blue right bubble Automatically insert rows with VBA

There is a VBA code can create another shortcuts for inserting blank row.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications window.

2. Click Module > Insert to insert a Module window, and copy the below VBA into the window.

VBA: Insert blank row.

Public Sub InsertRow()
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Rows("1:1").EntireRow.Insert Shift:=xlDown
End Sub

3. Close the window and return back to Excel, and press Alt + F8 keys to open Macro dialog.

4. In the Macro dialog, select InsertRow from the list, and click Options. See screenshot:

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5. In the Macro Options dialog, press Shift and R keys together, then click OK to go back to Macro dialog.

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6. Click Run to close Macro dialog. Now press Shift + Ctrl + R keys together will insert a blank row below the active cell.

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