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Error in excel when you Insert Column or Row in Excel (Solved)

Error in excel when you Insert Column or Row in Excel (Solved)

Are you fed up with the errors in excel while entering a row or column? Then you have come to the right place. This blog will clear all your doubts and ensure that you will never have any errors next time you use excel.

Errors in inserting row or column

Problem: When you try to insert rows or columns into a Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher version worksheet, you may receive an error in excel that is similar to the following:

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Error message: “To prevent possible loss of data, Microsoft Excel cannot shift non-blank cells off the worksheet.”

The Cause of error: This issue may occur if a formula has been added to the entire worksheet, or if formatting (such as a border) has been added to an entire column or row.

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Solution: To resolve this issue, clear each of the cells in the row or column, and then remove any formatting from the remaining rows and columns. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click the heading cell in the first blank column to the right of your data. (The heading cell is the first cell in each column, and indicates which column you are in).
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Image 3 – Selection of last unused column

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  1. Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT, and then press the RIGHT ARROW key to select all of the columns to the right of the first column that you clicked.
  1. On the Edit menu, click Clear, click Clear All.
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Image 4 – Clear all

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  1. Click the first blank row below the last row in your data.
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Select last unused row

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  1. Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT, and then press the DOWN ARROW key to select all of the rows below the first row that you clicked.

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  1. On the Edit menu, click Clear, click Clear All.
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Clear all

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  1. Now you can insert the row or column wherever you want.

Are you dreaded when converting the text in excel to column? If yes, then go to Tricks of Text to Columns in MS Excel

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