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Macro to Insert a Blank Row on Every Other Row of Sheet

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In Microsoft Excel, you can use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applicationsmacro to insert a blank row in between every row of data on your worksheet.This article contains sample code to help you to perform this task.
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To use this example, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new workbook.
  2. Insert a new module sheet. To do this in Microsoft Excel 97, point to Macro on the Tools menu and click Visual Basic Editor. In the Visual Basic Editor, click Module on the Insert menu.

    In Microsoft Excel 7.0, point to Macro on the Insert menu and click Module.
  3. Type the following sample macro code in the module sheet:
     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				
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Article ID: 149249 - Last Review: 10/11/2006 02:27:22 - Revision: 2.3

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