Error in excel when you Insert Column or Row in Excel (Solved)

Are you fed up with the Errors in Excel while entering a row or column? Then you have come to the right place.

 Error in excel when you Insert Column or Row in Excel (Solved)

This blog will clear all your doubts and ensure that you will never have any errors next time you use Excel:

Problem: When you try to insert rows or columns into a Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher version worksheet, you may receive an error in excel that is similar to the following:

Image-1-Error-Message(Image 1)

Error message: “To prevent possible loss of data, Microsoft Excel cannot shift non-blank cells off the worksheet.”

The Cause of Error: This issue may occur if a formula has been added to the entire worksheet, or if formatting (such as a border) has been added to an entire column or row.

(Image 2)

Solution: To resolve this issue, clear each of the cells in the row or column, and then remove any formatting from the remaining rows and columns. To do this, follow these steps:

Let’s Fix Error in Excel while inserting rows or column

  1. Click the heading cell in the first blank column to the right of your data. (The heading cell is the first cell in each column, and indicates which column you are in).

Image-3-Selection-of-last-unused-column

(Image 3)

  1. Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT, and then press the RIGHT ARROW key to select all of the columns to the right of the first column that you clicked.
  1. On the Edit menu, click Clear, click Clear All.

Image-4-Clear-all

(Image 4)

  1. Click the first blank row below the last row in your data.

Image-6-Select-last-unused-row

(Image 5)

  1. Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT, and then press the DOWN ARROW key to select all of the rows below the first row that you clicked.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Clear, click Clear All.

Image-4-Clear-all

(Image 6)

  1. Now you can insert the row or column wherever you want.

Are you dreaded when converting the text in excel to the column?
If yes, then go to Tricks of Text to Columns in MS Excel

1 Response

Related Tutorials

How to use AVERAGEIFS FUNCTION in Excel
December 10, 2018
How to use AVERAGEIF FUNCTION
December 10, 2018
How to use ABS Function in Excel
December 10, 2018
How to use AND Function in Excel
December 10, 2018
Delete Duplicate in Excel or Remove Duplicate in Excel
November 9, 2018
Excel Formulas PDF
September 6, 2018
How To Lock Cells in Excel | Unprotect Excel
August 13, 2018
4x Faster at Excel
August 6, 2018
Separate Content of One Excel Cells into Separate Columns
August 3, 2018
How to Transpose Excel Columns to Rows | Paste Special Method
July 26, 2018
How to create sparklines in Excel
July 19, 2018
AutoSum in Excel with Shortcut
July 17, 2018
OFFSET Function in Excel
July 6, 2018
Strikethrough Shortcut in Excel & Word
July 4, 2018
INDIRECT Function with SUM, MAX, MIN & Independent Cell Value
June 29, 2018
Pivot Table Slicers In Excel
June 12, 2018
How to Split Cells in Excel using Text to Column
June 7, 2018
How to Wrap Text in Excel Automatically and Manually
June 6, 2018
How to Hide/Unhide Column in Excel
June 5, 2018
Highlight row based on cell value
June 4, 2018
Learn how to remove blank cells in Excel
June 3, 2018
How to Group Numbers, Dates & Text in Pivot table in Excel
June 1, 2018
5 Powerful Tricks to Format cells in Excel
May 31, 2018
Insert a Picture into a Cell in Excel
May 25, 2018
What is ISFORMULA Function and FORMULATEXT Function
May 21, 2018