Quickly Select All the Row Below in Excel

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- Written by Puneet

Let’s say you want to select all the rows below the selected cell. For this, the best method is to use the keyboard shortcut, but there are other methods.

And in this tutorial, we are going to learn both. Before we start, let me tell you that we need to use the two keyboard shortcuts here.

Keyboard Shortcut to Select All the Rows Below (Method 1)

In the first example, we have data from cells A4 to H11. And the cell A4 is selected.

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Shift + Spacebar

Control + Shift + Down Arrow

  1. First, we need to select the current row and to do this, you need to press and hold the SHIFT key.
  2. After that, while holding the shift key, press the space bar key. It will select the current row.
  3. Next, to select all the rows below, press and hold the Control and Shift Key jointly.
  4. Now, press the Down Arrow key to select all the rows below.
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In the above example, you can see that all the rows below with data have been selected.

This method selects the rows up to the next non-blank row. If there’s a blank row and more data rows after it, press the down arrow again to select those rows after the bank row.

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Keyboard Shortcut to Select All the Rows Below (Method 2)

In the first method, when you select the rows, it selects the rows completely. But there are some situations when you don’t need to select all the rows from the below.

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To do this, you need to use the keyboard shortcut below.

  • Hold Control + Shift and then press Right Arrow.
  • Keep Holding Control + Shift and press the Down Arrow.

This method also selects the rows up to the row with the data. And if you want to select the rows further, select the Down/Right Arrow key.

Use the Mouse to Select All the Rows Below in Excel

Yes, you can use the mouse to select all the rows below. This method works perfectly if you only want to select the part of the rows with the data.

  1. Select the first cell.
  2. Press and hold the Shift Key.
  3. Click on the right border of the cell.
  4. Then click on the bottom border of the range.
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Once you click on the border of the range, it will select all the rows below.

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Last Updated: May 14, 2024

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