Learn how to: <ul><li>Add new rows and columns to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Remove rows and columns from a spreadshe...
Adding a New Row <ul><li>First I’ll show you how to add a new row to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>This is very useful i...
Adding a New Row: 1. Select a row by clicking on the number heading
Adding a New Row: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Row. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse and cho...
Adding a New Row: That’s it - an extra row will appear.
Adding a New Column <ul><li>Now I’ll show you how to add a new column to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>This is also usef...
Adding a New Column: 1. Select a column by clicking on the letter heading
Adding a New Column: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Column. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse a...
Adding a New Column: That’s it - an extra column will appear.
Deleting a Row or Column <ul><li>Sometimes you want to get rid of a whole row or column from your spreadsheet </li></ul><u...
Deleting a Row or Column: 1. Select the row or column that you want to delete by clicking on the heading
Deleting a Row or Column: 2. Go to the menu and choose Edit, then Delete. You can also do this by right clicking your mous...
Deleting a Row or Column: That’s it – the row or column will disappear.
Adding just a few cells <ul><li>Sometimes you might need to add just a few extra cells </li></ul><ul><li>If you have sever...
Adding just a few cells: 1. Select where you would like to add the cells
Adding just a few cells: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Cells. You can also do this by right clicking your mous...
Adding just a few cells: Now you will see this dialogue box. Choose the correct option. This will depend on where you want...
Summary: <ul><li>To add a row, first select a row, then choose Insert -> Row </li></ul><ul><li>To delete a column, first s...
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Spreadsheets: Add/ Delete Rows & Cells

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Step by step guide to adding cells/rows/columns to a spreadsheet and deleting them.

All screenshots and instructions are based on Microsoft Excel, because that's what we use with at my school.

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Spreadsheets: Add/ Delete Rows & Cells

  1. 1. Learn how to: <ul><li>Add new rows and columns to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Remove rows and columns from a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Add some cells to a spreadsheet </li></ul>
  2. 2. Adding a New Row <ul><li>First I’ll show you how to add a new row to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>This is very useful if you want to add an extra row to the middle of a table that you’ve already made </li></ul>
  3. 3. Adding a New Row: 1. Select a row by clicking on the number heading
  4. 4. Adding a New Row: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Row. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse and choosing Insert.
  5. 5. Adding a New Row: That’s it - an extra row will appear.
  6. 6. Adding a New Column <ul><li>Now I’ll show you how to add a new column to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>This is also useful if you want to add something to a table </li></ul><ul><li>It is very similar to adding an extra row – can you work out what we will do differently? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adding a New Column: 1. Select a column by clicking on the letter heading
  8. 8. Adding a New Column: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Column. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse and choosing Insert.
  9. 9. Adding a New Column: That’s it - an extra column will appear.
  10. 10. Deleting a Row or Column <ul><li>Sometimes you want to get rid of a whole row or column from your spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>This section will show you how to do this </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deleting a Row or Column: 1. Select the row or column that you want to delete by clicking on the heading
  12. 12. Deleting a Row or Column: 2. Go to the menu and choose Edit, then Delete. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse and choosing Delete.
  13. 13. Deleting a Row or Column: That’s it – the row or column will disappear.
  14. 14. Adding just a few cells <ul><li>Sometimes you might need to add just a few extra cells </li></ul><ul><li>If you have several tables on one sheet this is a good way of adding a line of cells to one table, without messing up all the others. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding just a few cells: 1. Select where you would like to add the cells
  16. 16. Adding just a few cells: 2. Go to the menu and choose Insert, then Cells. You can also do this by right clicking your mouse and choosing Insert.
  17. 17. Adding just a few cells: Now you will see this dialogue box. Choose the correct option. This will depend on where you want to put the new cells. That’s it!
  18. 18. Summary: <ul><li>To add a row, first select a row, then choose Insert -> Row </li></ul><ul><li>To delete a column, first select the column, then choose Edit -> Delete </li></ul><ul><li>To add a few cells, first select some cells, then choose Insert -> Cells </li></ul>

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