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How to quickly delete all text boxes in Excel?

Are there tricks to delete multiple Text Boxes in workbook? It is time-consuming to delete each Text Boxes one by one. Actually, there are several ways can help you quickly delete all text boxes:

arrow blue right bubble Delete all text boxes in active worksheet with Go To function in Excel

1. Click F5 or Ctrl+G to display Go To dialog and click Special.., see screenshot:

2. Check Objects, and then click Ok, it will select all objects, see screenshot:

3. Then click Backspace button to remove all text boxes.

Note: Objects contain text boxes, pictures, autoshapes and so on. Applying this method will remove other objects besides text boxes if there are not only text boxes object in the worksheet.

arrow blue right bubble Delete all Text Boxes in active worksheet with VBA

Using a VBA macro will be a good choice to delete all Text Boxes in active worksheet quickly, if you know the how-to.

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

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module window.

Sub DeleteTextBoxes()
End Sub

Step 3: Press the F5 key to run this macro.

Then you will see all Text Boxes have been removed in active worksheet.


1. This VBA macro can only delete all Text Boxes in active worksheet.

2. This VBA macro will not only delete all Text Boxes, but also delete all kinds of shapes in active worksheet, including pictures, ClipArt, Shapes, SmartArt, charts, etc.

arrow blue right bubble Delete all Text Boxes in active worksheet or workbook with Kutools for Excel

Sometime you may want to delete only the Text Boxes, but remains other shapes, such as charts. Please do not worry about it. Kutools for Excel's Delete Illustrations & Object. can delete only the Text Boxes in active worksheet, selected worksheets or the whole workbook without affecting other shapes.

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Step 1: Click the Kutools > Delete Illustrations & Object.

Step 2: In Delete Tools dialog box, check the Text Boxes option.

Step 3: Check right option in look in section:

  • To delete all Text Boxes in active worksheet, check the Active sheet option;
  • To delete all Text Boxes in Selected worksheets, check the Selected sheets option;
  • To delete all Text Boxes in the whole workbook, check the All sheets option.

Step 4: Click OK.

Then you will see all Text Boxes are clear at once in active worksheet, selected worksheets, or the whole workbook according to the options you checked in Step 3.

Kutools for Excel's Delete Tools can help us delete all charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts, text boxes, linked OLE objects and embedded OLE objects in active worksheet, selected worksheet or all worksheets of the current workbook. Click to know more…

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    Gaurang · 2 months ago
    delete text box but keep the value is possible
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    n/a · 7 months ago
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    Abby · 1 years ago
    awesome!!!! thanks alot!!!! this is soooo cool.
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    Pencho Slaveikov · 1 years ago
    Thanks bro
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    S P · 1 years ago
    Thanx so much! I got stuck with a copied check boxes from the internet onto spreadsheet and pressing delete button just couldn't get rid of them. In desperate in looked up for the solution and found yours. Worked like magic!