Hide All Unused Rows And Columns

Jun 28, 2007

Is there a simple way to hide rows and columns? A lady in my office just asked me how to make only Columns A to J visible and only show 100 rows. She doesn't want the rest of the spreadsheet to show. I know how to manually hide columns and rows but it takes a while to drag down and select 64000 rows so I thoguht I would ask the question:

Does Excel have a feature that will automatically hide all unused rows and columns or is there a simple VBA code to do this?

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Nov 21, 2006

trying to create a button to hide unsed rows, can anyone help? basically the sample below is what i want to do but it hides all the rows listed.. i want it to hide only unused rows in the rows selected if yes is selected and unhide them when no is selected...

wannahide = MsgBox("hide rows", vbYesNo)
If wannahide = vbYes Then
Rows("5:28").Hidden = True
Rows("5:28").Hidden = False
End If

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Oct 27, 2006

I have a spreadsheet ranging from A1 to AH602 Column AH contains row totals and Row 602 contains colunm totals. I am importing a CVS file starting at cell A4 - the number of rows contained in the import varies drastically. I would like to build a macro that would remove all the unused rows. I have tried to record a macro that would do this but the number of rows always ends up static and not variable.

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I have a workbook comprising several worksheets and on each of those worksheets I want to hide the rows where there is a zero in each of three specific columns on any row. If there is an entry that is more than zero in any one or more of those columns then the row should not be hidden.

In the attached example I would want to hide rows 4, 8, 12, 18 and 19 as there was a zero in each of the columns C, E and F. I would not want to hide the other rows as they have a figure that does not equal zero in at least one of the columns C, E or F in the row.

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a code that will search each cell across 4 columns and hide the row only if all cells are blank. The macro should search columns "b", "c", "e", and "f" to display all rows where at least one of the cells has a value.


Col.B Col.C Col.D Col.E Col.F
1. 123 xxxxx 150
2. 56 xxxxx 50
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I've tried using multiple loops in the forum but cannot seem to figure out how to actually get them to work properly using the conditional VBA codes on two separate worksheets. The first code snippet is checking cell values from row 6 to 148 as such:

Sub Check_Shifts()
'Insure all shift entries are completed
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Beginning with this:



To this , after hiding blanks:


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I am working on a time management sheet for my company. I need to be able to click a button and have the file search 3 columns for a persons initials and then hide all the rows where the initials are not in at least one of the three columns. I seem to have no problem getting it to work for one column at a time, but as soon as I try to search more than one it all falls apart.

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I am building a sheet to display deadlines (rows) by project (columns). I would like to have it automatically hide the rows and columns based on the date of the deadline. If the deadline is today or 1 week from today the associated rows and columns should be visible, otherwise, I would like to hide them.

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the idea is the user will input the code they wish to get details on in A2 and then press the command button and it will then show (as per the after sheet in the attachment) just the relevant information for that code, so filter the code in column A and hide the columns which hold no value.

where i am getting stuck is I am not sure the best way to proceed, is it best to create the macro button to do the filter and hide or is there a better way using vlookup and a pop up window asking for the relevantcode to be inputted to to retrive the information, again understand there will be hundreds of colums and hundreds of rows and the values may be 20 or 30 colums apart for some of the Codes so this simplification is really saving the user a lot of time.

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