How to delete all blank lines or only the first line in cell in Excel?

You may receive a workbook with multiple lines mixing with blanks in cells. How to delete these blank lines in cells? And how about deleting only the first line? This article will help you to deal with it step by step.

Delete all blank lines in cells with VBA code

Delete only the first line in cells with VBA code

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As below screenshot shown, you can run the following VBA code to delete all blank lines in cells in Excel. Please do as follows.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: Delete all blank lines in cells

Sub DoubleReturn()
Dim xRng As Range, xCell As Range
Dim I As Integer
On Error Resume Next
Set xRng = Application.InputBox("Please select range:", "Kutools for Excel", Selection.Address, , , , , 8)
If xRng Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
On Error Resume Next
For Each xCell In xRng
  For I = 1 To Len(xCell) - Len(WorksheetFunction.Substitute(xCell, Chr(10), ""))
   xCell = Replace(xCell, Chr(10) + Chr(10), Chr(10))
  Next
Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then select cells with blank lines you will delete in the Kutools for Excel dialog box. And finally click the OK button.

Then you can see all blank lines are deleted from specified cells as below screenshot shown.


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As below screenshot shown, how to delete only the first line of data in cell A2 and A3? You can try the below VBA code.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: Delete only the first line in cells

Option Explicit
Sub RemoveFirstLine(ByRef Target As Range)
    Dim xCell As Range
    For Each xCell In Target.Cells
        xCell.Value = Right(xCell.Value, Len(xCell.Value) - InStr(1, xCell.Value, vbLf))
    Next
End Sub

Sub StartRemove()
Dim xRng As Range
   On Error Resume Next
   Set xRng = Application.InputBox("Please select range:", "Kutools for Excel", Selection.Address, , , , , 8)
   If xRng Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
   On Error Resume Next
   RemoveFirstLine xRng
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, please select the cells you need to delete the first line, and then click the OK button.

Then you can see all first lines are deleted from specified cells as below screenshot shown.


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    Michael · 3 months ago
    Do you know how to adapt this to remove the last line instead of the first line, please? TIA
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    jack.sep@gmx.com · 1 years ago
    Hi,
    this works awesome. How can I adjust the code to remove only the lines, not starting with numeric characters?

    Thanks and best,
    Jack
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Jack,
      Sorry can't help you with that yet. Thank you for your comment.