Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Hiding a Huge Number of Rows.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 4, 2020)
Julia would like to hide all the rows in a worksheet except rows 1-30. She is looking for the fastest, easiest way to do this.
If you don't have to do the hiding too often, the easiest method is the following, provided there is something in every cell of column A:
If you don't have data in all the cells of column A, then the following variation is probably the fastest method:
Here's another quick method that can be used:
If you need to hide rows like this quite often, you could use the macro recorder to record any of the above techniques, or you could use a more flexible macro, like the following:
Sub HideRows() Dim r As Variant On Error GoTo Canceled r = InputBox("Rows to Hide:") Rows(r).EntireRow.Hidden = True Canceled: End Sub
The only caveat is that you need to remember to include a colon in the rows you specify for the macro. Thus, if you wanted to hide rows 31 through 543, you would enter 31:543.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (5731) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Hiding a Huge Number of Rows.
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