Selecting a Row

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 21, 2015)

If you want to quickly select a row in your spreadsheet, there are two ways you can do it. If you are working with the mouse you can simply click on the row number at the left side of the row. For instance, if you want to select row 12, you would click on the 12 row header.

The other method works great if you are working in a particular row and your hands are on the keyboard. All you need to do is press Shift+Space Bar and the entire column is automatically selected.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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