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 How to hide multiple blank rows or columns in Excel at once in Excel?

To hide or remove the blank rows or columns may help you to condense the worksheet, in this article, I will introduce you some quick ways to hide or remove the blank rows or columns in Excel worksheet.

Quickly hide multiple blank rows or columns with VBA code

Quickly delete multiple blank rows or columns with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Quickly hide multiple blank rows or columns with VBA code


The following VBA code can help you to hide multiple blank rows or columns in a worksheet quickly and easily.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Hide multiple blank rows in a worksheet

Sub HideEmpties()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20160725
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    On Error Resume Next
    For I = 1 To xRg.Row + xRg.Rows.Count
        If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(xRg.Rows(I)) = 0 Then
            xRg.Rows(I).EntireRow.Hidden = True
        End If
    Next
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is displayed to remind you selecting the data range that you want to hide the blank rows, see screenshot:

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4. And then click OK button, the blank rows are hidden at once, see screenshot:

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Note: To hide multiple blank columns, please apply the following VBA code:

VBA code: Hide multiple blank columns in a worksheet

Sub HideEmpties()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20160725
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    On Error Resume Next
    For I = 1 To xRg.Column + xRg.Columns.Count
        If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(xRg.Columns(I)) = 0 Then
            xRg.Columns(I).EntireColumn.Hidden = True
        End If
    Next
End Sub

arrow blue right bubble Quickly delete multiple blank rows or columns with Kutools for Excel

This section, I will talk about how to delete multiple blank rows or columns which you unwanted in a range, worksheet or workbook. The Kutools for Excel’s Delete Hidden (Visible) Rows & Columns utility can help you solve this task as quickly as possible.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the data range that you want to delete the blank rows or columns, and then click Kutools > Delete > Delete Hidden (Visible) Rows & Columns, see screenshot:

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2. In the Delete Hidden (Visible) Rows & Columns dialog box, select In Selected Range in Look in drop down list (you also can choose other option in this drop down list as you need), select Rows or Columns from the Delete type section, and choose Blank rows or Blank columns under the Detailed type section, see screenshot:

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3. And then click Ok button, the blank rows or columns in the selection have been removed at once. See screenshot:

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Note: With this feature, you ca also delete hidden rows or columns, visible rows or columns in selection, worksheet or workbook as you need.

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