When working with Excel worksheets, you can select an entire row by clicking the row number at the left edge of the window. But doing so ends up selecting the entire row up to infinity. You can also easily select multiple rows in your worksheet using different ways.
In the guide below, we let you know how you can easily select rows in Excel till the end. We give you ways to select till the end of only relevant data you have in a row and the entire rows.
Excel keyboard shortcut to select rows till the end
Start by selecting the first cell or any other cell of your row.
Press the CTRL + SHIFT + → keys simultaneously. With these steps, you will be able to select your rows where you prefer. You can also use the arrow up icon to select rows on top of the current one. Note, you can go either way using the up or down arrow but you cannot access both sides.
Using keyboard shortcut SHIFT + SPACE to select rows in Excel
1. Start by selecting a cell in the row you wish to select. This will be the active cell in your worksheet.
2. press and hold Shift on your keyboard.
3. Press and release the Spacebar key on your keyboard.
4. Next, release the Shift
5. You will notice all the cells in the selected rows are highlighted including the row header.
6. To select multiple or additional rows, click on the Shift key and hold it + Up or Down arrow keys to select many rows. Release the Shift when you have selected all the rows.
Selecting rows to end in Excel by the click of the mouse
1. In an open Excel workbook, place the mouse pointer on a row number. The mouse pointer will display as a bold arrow pointing to the right.
2. Next, click once with the left mouse button.
3. press and hold the Ctrl + Shift key while pressing the right arrow key on your keyboard.
4. Apart from this, you can also click and hold the left mouse button. Then drag the mouse pointer up or down to select your preferred number of rows.
Selecting all rows in a worksheet using ctrl+a
You can use keyboard shortcuts to select all cells in a row in a worksheet. Here is what to do:
1. Click on a blank area of a worksheet with no data in the surrounding cells.
2. Next, press and hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard.
3. Press and release the letter A on your keyboard.
4. Afterward, release the Ctrl
After doing this, all the cells within your worksheet would be selected.
Using the Select All function to select all cells in a worksheet
In cases you prefer not to use the keyboard, you can use Select All to quickly select all cells within your worksheet.
Select All feature is located in the top left corner of a worksheet where the row header and column header meet. All you have to do is click once on the Select All button.
How to go to the last row containing data
If your data fits on one page that means you can easily see the last row. All you need to do is select it using the mouse. But if you have a huge data you need to use the shortcut ctrl+end.
Alternatively you can scroll using the vertical scroll located on the right.
How to select the last row containing data
You need to go to the last row so that you can be able to select it. Use the shortcut in the above step. Now select one cell in the last row and press the ctrl+shift+right arrow keys.