Delete buttons description of Cells group Microsoft Excel

Delete buttons description Cells group MS Excel

Delete buttons Cells group Home tab MS Excel

Delete buttons Cells group Microsoft Excel 2016

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Previously, in the post, we’ve discussed about on the Delete buttons. Now, we’ll next explain deep about the Delete buttons. Also, these buttons are part of the Cells group of the Home tab. And, the key role of these buttons, as the topic of this post says, is to delete. Whether, it is the Row or the Column or the Cells in worksheet.

Almost similarly like the Insert button, in sum, the Delete button has four buttons. So, they’re the Delete Cells and the Delete Sheet Rows buttons etc. Also, the rest are the Delete Sheet Columns and the Delete Sheet buttons. Significantly, already we know that, the buttons have their own Shortcut Keys.

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Firstly, the Delete Cells button helps to delete new cells, rows, and the columns. And, these’re deleted from a table or in the worksheet. Above all, the selected Rows gets deleted by first selecting them. The Shortcut Key for this buttons is the “Ctrl+-” in MS Excel.

Secondly, the Delete Sheet Rows button deletes new rows from the sheet. Most noteworthy, to delete more than a single row at once, first the rows shall be selected. For example, if we need to delete two rows, then we must select two rows.

Thirdly, the Delete Sheet Columns buttons helps to delete new columns in the sheet. And, to delete multiple columns at once, more than one column should be selected. Especially, the “Ctrl+-” keys deletes the new Columns and the Rows.

Delete tools of Cells group Microsoft Excel 2016

Lastly, the Delete Sheet buttons deletes the currently selected sheet from the bottom. The sheet is deleted automatically from the sheet, that is already present in Microsoft Excel.

So, the Shortcut Key of this button is “Alt+H+D+S“. Most of all, the deleting of the Rows, the Columns or the Cells’re most frequently done; in comparison to the insertion of these, while working.

And, for deleting multiple sheets at once, hold and press the Shift key and then click the numbers sheets. By this way, more than single sheets’re selected and then deleted easily.

Also, using the Ctrl key helps users to select multiple sheets; from in between, by clicking individually on the sheets for deleting.

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