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How to always insert a blank row below instead of above in Excel?

As we all known, when inserting blank row in a worksheet, the blank row will always be inserted above the selected row or cell. But, sometimes, you may need to insert the row below the selected cell or row. How could you solve this job in Excel?

Always insert blank row below instead of above with VBA code


Always insert blank row below instead of above with VBA code

This article, I will talk about inserting blank row below the selected cell or row by clicking a button. Please do with the following steps:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Then, click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: Always insert blank row below instead of above

Sub InsertRowDown()
'Updateby Extendoffice
Dim xRg As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set xRg = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0)
    xRg.EntireRow.Select
     Selection.Insert Shift:=xlDown
     Selection.ClearFormats
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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3. Then, save and close this code window. Next, please click Insert > Shapes > Rectangle, see screenshot:

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4. Then, draw a rectangle button with dragging the cursor and format it as you need. See screenshot:

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5. After formatting it to your need, please right click it, and choose Assign Macro option, see screenshot:

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6. In the Assign Macro dialog box, select the macro name you inserted just now from the Macro name list box, see screenshot:

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7. Then, click OK to close the dialog box. Now, when you click any cell, and then click the button, the blank row will be inserted above the selected cell as below demo shown:

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