Let’s take a look. One way to hide a column is to choose Hide Columns from the Format menu on the home ribbon. Notice that when a column is hidden, its heading is also hidden, so that there is a gap in the column letters that run across the top of the worksheet. To unhide a column, you need to select columns on both sides of the hidden column. Then, choose Unhide Columns from the Format menu. You can also hide and unhide columns using the right-click menu. Select one or more columns, right-click in the selection, and choose Hide from the menu. To unhide the columns, make sure to select columns on both sides of the hidden columns. Then, right-click and choose Unhide from the menu. Rows work in much the same way as columns. You can hide and unhide rows using Hide Rows and Unhide Rows in the Format menu. Or, you can use the right-click menu, which is faster. Notice the gap in row numbers when rows are hidden. As with columns, you need to select rows on both sides of the rows you want to unhide. Then, right-click in the row selection and choose Unhide from the menu. If you’d like to unhide all rows and columns in a worksheet, first, select the entire worksheet. You can then right-click on row and column headings and select Unhide for each. With the entire sheet selected, it doesn’t matter where in the headings you right-click.

Dave Bruns

Hi - I’m Dave Bruns, and I run Exceljet with my wife, Lisa. Our goal is to help you work faster in Excel. We create short videos, and clear examples of formulas, functions, pivot tables, conditional formatting, and charts.