XL2000: How to Programmatically Insert Blank Rows in a Worksheet

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SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel 2000, you can use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro to programmatically insert a blank row between every row of data on your worksheet. The example in this article contains a sample macro that performs this task.

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Sample Macro

To insert a blank row between every row of data, follow these steps:
  1. Start Excel 2000, and then create the following worksheet:
       A1:    222
       A2:    333
       A3:    444
       A4:    555
       A5:    666
    					
  2. Press ALT+F11 to start the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Module.
  4. In the module sheet, type or paste the following code:
    Sub Insert_Blank_Rows()
    
       'Select last row in worksheet.
       Selection.end(xldown).select
    
       Do Until ActiveCell.row = 1
          'Insert blank row.
          ActiveCell.EntireRow.Insert shift := xldown
          'Move up one row.
          ActiveCell.Offset(-1,0).Select
       Loop
    
    End Sub
    					
  5. Press ALT+F11 to return to Excel.
  6. Select cell A1 or any cell that contains data.
  7. Press ALT+F8 to open the Macro dialog box.
  8. In the Macro name list, click Insert_Blank_Rows, and then click Run. The macro returns the following values:
       A1:    222
       A2:
       A3:    333
       A4:
       A5:    444
       A6:
       A7:    555
       A8:
       A9:    666
    					
NOTE: If you select a blank cell, Excel places a blank between all 65,000 possible rows on the worksheet. If this happens, press ESC to stop the macro, and then select any cell with data in it and repeat step 7.

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Article ID: 213318 - Last Review: November 23, 2006 - Revision: 3.5
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  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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