Sample macro to insert/delete rows or columns on multiple sheets in Excel

For a Microsoft Excel 2000 version of this article, see 213631 .

For a Microsoft Excel 98 and earlier versions of Excel version of this article, see 141690 .


This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that you can use to insert or delete rows or columns in multiple worksheets in Microsoft Excel.

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To insert or delete rows or columns on multiple sheets, either use a For Each...Next statement to loop through all the required sheets or select the rows or columns before you perform the insertion or deletion.

NOTE: The following sample macros work only on a contiguous range of columns or rows.

Sample macro using a loop to insert rows in multiple sheets

Sub Insert_Rows_Loop()
Dim CurrentSheet As Object

' Loop through all selected sheets.
For Each CurrentSheet In ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets
' Insert 5 rows at top of each sheet.
Next CurrentSheet
End Sub

Sample macro to select column and insert new column

The following sample macro selects the entire column before it inserts new columns:

Sub Select_Insert_Column()
Dim MyRange as Object
' Store the selected range in a variable.
Set MyRange = Selection
' Select the entire column.
' Insert Columns in all selected sheets.
' Reselect the previously selected cells.
End Sub


For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

213823 XL: Macro That Changes Cell Dimensions on Multiple Sheets Doesn't Run As Expected

Article ID: 291305 - Last Review: Jan 31, 2007 - Revision: 1