How to select entire row in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software developed by Microsoft. It is widely used for data analysis, financial modeling, and project management. The software allows users to create and manipulate tables of data, perform calculations and functions, create charts and graphs, and perform various other tasks related to data organization and analysis.

In this tutorial we will learn how to select an entire row in excel. Selecting a complete row can be useful when sorting or filtering data based on certain criteria. By selecting the entire row, you can easily sort or filter data based on the values in that row. Also, it is useful when applying formatting to data in a spreadsheet. For example, you might want to apply a specific font, font size, or background color to all cells in a particular row. 

There are two methods to select an entire row 

  • Selecting the row directly
  • By using shortcut keys

Method 1 : Select an Entire Row directly

Step 1 – Click on the Row Header

  • Click on the row header at the left of the sheet to select the complete row  

Method 2 : Select an Entire Row using shortcut keys

Step 1 – click on cell

  • Click on any cell of the row to be selected

Step 2 – Press Shift + Space

  • Press “Shift” + “Space ” to select an entire row