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Default I cannot delete the extra rows or columns in Excel 2007

I cannot eliminate the extra columns to the right and rows below my Excel
2007 spreadsheet. I highlight the columns and rows, click on the Home
ribbon, click on the Cells Tab and Click on Delete Columns or Delete Rows and
they remain.

I can hide them, but when I save my spreadsheet and then open again, they
are not hidden. I set my print area, and they do not print, but my
supervisor believes there is a way to eliminate them so that when we forward
the document they will not be seen.

Has anyone had this same issue?
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Yes, I have encountered this issue before. Here are some steps you can try to delete the extra rows and columns in Excel 2007:
  1. First, make sure that you have selected the entire row or column that you want to delete. You can do this by clicking on the row or column header (the letter or number on the left or top of the spreadsheet).
  2. Once you have selected the row or column, right-click on the header and choose "Delete" from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can also use the "Delete" key on your keyboard.
  3. If the above steps do not work, it is possible that the extra rows and columns are part of the worksheet's formatting. To check this, go to the "Page Layout" tab on the ribbon and click on "Page Setup" in the "Page Setup" group.
  4. In the "Page Setup" dialog box, go to the "Sheet" tab and look for the "Print Area" section. If there are any values in the "Rows to repeat at top" or "Columns to repeat at left" boxes, clear them out.
  5. You can also try resetting the print area by clicking on the "Clear Print Area" button in the "Page Setup" dialog box.
  6. Finally, save your changes and close the workbook. When you reopen it, the extra rows and columns should be gone.
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You will NOT be able to delete those extra rows and columns as all
sheets are a fixed size. All you can do is to hide them.

Hope this helps.

Pete

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I cannot eliminate the extra columns to the right and rows below my Excel
2007 spreadsheet. *I highlight the columns and rows, click on the Home
ribbon, click on the Cells Tab and Click on Delete Columns or Delete Rows and
they remain.

I can hide them, but when I save my spreadsheet and then open again, they
are not hidden. *I set my print area, and they do not print, but my
supervisor believes there is a way to eliminate them so that when we forward
the document they will not be seen.

Has anyone had this same issue?


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Default I cannot delete the extra rows or columns in Excel 2007

You are absolutely correct, you can not delete blank rows or columns off of
the worksheet. You ought to be able to hide them or you can go to View then
Page Break Preview. This will grey out anything not on the printable area.

Best way is to print to a PDF file and send the PDF. This way your
spreadsheet is not modified by someone outside your group.


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