Setting Row Height In Excel

Key Takeaway:

  • Manually setting row height in Excel is an easy process. Simply select the row(s) to adjust, right-click and choose “Row Height”, then input the preferred row height. This method allows for precise adjustments of row height.
  • Formatting cells is a useful method for setting row height in Excel. Choose the row(s) to adjust, access the “Format” menu, select “Row Height”, then enter the desired row height. This method is useful for adjusting multiple rows at once and maintaining consistency in row height.
  • The AutoFit method for setting row height in Excel is a quick and easy way to adjust row height based on the content of the cells. Simply pick the row(s) to adjust, right-click and select “AutoFit Row Height”, and Excel will automatically adjust the row height to fit the cell content. This method is useful for quickly adjusting row height and ensuring that all cell content is visible.

Struggling to define the row height in Excel? You’re not alone! In this article, we’ll give you the simple step-by-step guide to help you adjust the row height quickly and easily.

How to Manually Set Row Height in Excel

Frustrated with Excel’s default row height? Fear not! I’ve discovered a solution. We’ll go over the 3 easy steps to manually adjust row height.

  1. Firstly, select the row(s) you want to adjust.
  2. Secondly, right-click on the selected rows.
  3. Lastly, input the preferred row height.

Voila! Your spreadsheet is now optimized for visual appeal.

Select the row(s) to adjust

Follow these steps to adjust your row(s). It’s simple and takes only a few seconds.

  1. Open Microsoft Excel on your computer.
  2. Choose the worksheet containing the row(s) you want to adjust.
  3. Click and hold your left mouse button while dragging over the entire row or rows you want to select. The row(s) will be highlighted in blue.
  4. Alternatively, click on the row header at the far-left side of the worksheet. This will select the whole row.
  5. If you want to select multiple rows, click and hold down your left mouse button while dragging over all the rows you want to select. You can also use the Shift or Ctrl keys to select specific rows.
  6. Now that you have chosen one or more rows, you are ready to adjust their height.

Selecting rows is essential for manually setting row height in Excel. It helps you target certain areas of your worksheet quickly and effectively. Now, let’s move on to the next step.

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Now that we have selected our rows, let’s adjust their height by using the Right-click & “Row Height” shortcut feature.

Right-click and choose “Row Height”

Here’s a 5-step guide to use this feature:

  1. Highlight the row(s).
  2. Right-click in highlighted area.
  3. Click “Row Height” in the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter preferred height or adjust with up/down arrows.
  5. Click “OK”.

Cell contents can affect row height. Keep this in mind when setting row height.

You can use auto-fit width by double-clicking the border between two column headers. This will adjust column width to fit content.

Now, let’s discuss right-clicking and choosing “Row Height”. This is particularly helpful when dealing with spreadsheets with varying data amounts in each row. Setting a specific row height ensures all info is visible without awkward spacing.

By following these steps and adjusting for any cell content discrepancies, you’ll have perfectly sized rows soon!

Inputting the preferred row height creates an organized spreadsheet appearance.

Input the preferred row height

Inputting a preferred row height in Excel is easy! Here’s how:

  1. Open Excel and select the worksheet you wish to adjust.
  2. Click on the corresponding row numbers to select the row or rows.
  3. Right-click and select “Row Height” in the pop-up menu.
  4. Enter your desired height in the dialog box.
  5. Click “OK” to confirm.

Remember to keep row heights reasonable. Too small or large values can cause formatting issues.

Did you know that Excel allows you to format cells? You can change the font, color, size, and more to make your data look better and easier to read.

In the next section, you’ll discover how to format cells in Excel to set the row height with different styles.

Formatting Cells to Set Row Height in Excel

Ever felt your Excel spreadsheet too cramped and hard to read? A solution is adjusting the row height to give more space. Here, I’ll teach you how to format cells and set row height in Excel.

  1. Select the rows you wish to adjust.
  2. Go to the “Format” menu.
  3. Choose “Row Height”.
  4. Enter the desired height.

Now you’ll be able to make your spreadsheets look more readable and organized in no time!

Choose the row(s) to adjust

Adjusting rows in Excel is simple. Follow these four steps or skip step 2 if only one row needs a change:

  1. Click the row number of the top row you want to adjust.
  2. Hold down the mouse button and drag downwards till all the rows you want are highlighted.
  3. Right-click inside one of the selected rows.
  4. Select “Row Height” from the dropdown.

Ensure the rows you need to adjust are adjacent, not separated. Cell content can also impact the row height. To display everything properly, wrap texts or adjust column width as well as row height. Finally, explore the “Format” menu to control other formatting options.

Access the “Format” menu

To access the Format menu in Excel, first select the rows you want to adjust. In the top toolbar, locate the “Home” tab and click it. In the “Cells” group, click on “Format”. A drop-down menu will appear with various options for formatting cells – select “Row Height”.

A new window will pop-up allowing you to enter a specific height or choose an option for fitting contents. It is worth noting that you can right-click on a selected row and choose “Row Height” from there.

Take some time to explore each tool and how it works. Experimenting with different settings until you find what works best for your needs can save time. Lastly, choose “Row Height” from the drop-down menu.

Choose “Row Height”

To choose “Row Height” in Excel, follow these steps:

  1. Select the rows you want to set the height for.
  2. Right-click on any of the selected rows.
  3. Hover over “Row Height” in the context menu.
  4. Click on “Row Height.”
  5. Enter the desired height in points in the Row Height dialog box.

Customizing spreadsheets with “Row Height” is great for neatness and uniformity. You can adjust specific rows or set a uniform height for all rows.

If your data spans more than one line, setting row height is a great way to present it systematically, making sure all cells are visible without overlapping.

Once you’ve chosen “Row Height,” you can modify its value with Step 5.

A few months ago, I was creating a budget sheet in Excel. My data spanned several columns and rows, but some expenses weren’t visible when I printed it out. It made me realize how important formatting cells properly is when working with spreadsheets in Excel.

Now, let’s move ahead and talk about entering your desired row height without using headings or unnecessary words.

Enter the desired row height

Highlight the row(s) you wish to adjust. Right-click and select “Row Height” from the drop-down menu. A “Row Height” dialog box will appear. Type in the desired measurement in “points“. Click “OK“. Your selected rows will adjust their heights accordingly.

This is an easy way to optimise your user experience with Excel. You don’t have to readjust cells constantly, as all the important info is visible. If you’re unsure about the row height, try a few measurements until you find the best one.

Fun fact: Microsoft Excel was first released on Mac computers in 1985 and then on Windows in 1987.

Now, let’s discuss the AutoFit Method for Setting Row Height in Excel.

The AutoFit Method for Setting Row Height in Excel

Admitting it is hard, but I have always struggled with formatting rows in Excel. Until I found AutoFit method to set row height! It is so easy and much quicker than adjusting each row manually. In the next section, I will show you how to use the AutoFit method. We will learn how to select rows, right-click and select “AutoFit Row Height”. Excel will then adjust the row heights automatically. Let’s get started and make your Excel sheets look perfect!

Pick the row(s) to adjust

Want to adjust row heights in Excel? Here’s a simple 4-step guide:

  1. Start Excel and open the sheet.
  2. Select the row(s) you want to adjust. One, or many?
  3. Right-click in the selection.
  4. From the pop-up, choose “Row Height”.

If you pick more than one row, no worries! Just start again.

There’s a time-saving feature too – “AutoFit Row Height“. We’ll cover that in the next section.

Right-click and select “AutoFit Row Height”

The “Right-click and select ‘AutoFit Row Height'” method is such an easy way to fix row height related issues in Excel. All you need to do is:

  1. Right-click on the row.
  2. Select the “AutoFit Row Height” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Wait for Excel to adjust the row height based on its contents.

Repeat these steps for each row if you have multiple rows that need to be autofitted. This way, you won’t have to manually adjust any values.

I found out about AutoFit Row Height when I was struggling with my spreadsheet. It has been so helpful since then – no more uneven heights! Excel will do all the work for you, so that all your rows are perfectly adjusted and look their best.

Excel will automatically adjust the row height


Enter your content in the cells of a row. Select the row(s) you need to adjust. Place your cursor over the bottom of one of the rows until it turns into a double-arrow icon. Double-click the bottom edge of the selected row and Excel will adjust the height of all of the rows to fit the content. You can manually adjust any individual rows if needed.

Be aware that Excel has limits on how small or large it can make a row. To avoid issues, try breaking up long text, change font size/style, or adjust column width. This will help Excel’s auto-fit feature work better for your data organization needs.

More details about setting row height using VBA method in Excel will be discussed in our next section.

VBA Method for Setting Row Height in Excel

I’m thrilled to share a VBA way to quickly set row height in Excel! A huge spreadsheet with multiple rows can be a pain to manually adjust. Let’s walk through the steps.

  1. First, open the Visual Basic Editor (VBE).
  2. Then, insert a module and add the code.
  3. Lastly, execute the code to alter the row height.

With this method, you’ll be done in no time!

Open the VBE

Open the VBE with these simple steps:

  1. Click on the “Developer” tab in the Excel Ribbon.
  2. Choose the “Visual Basic” icon in the “Code” group.
  3. Alternatively, press “Alt+F11” on your keyboard.
  4. When in the VBE, select “Insert” from the menu bar & choose “Module”.
  5. A new module appears in the “Modules” section in the Project Explorer window.
  6. You are now ready to start writing your macro.

A few things to remember when opening VBE:

  1. Activate or install Microsoft Office Professional 2019 (or any recent version). You can’t access or run macros without this program.
  2. The Developer tab is not visible in Excel Ribbon by default; turn it on. To do this, go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Main Tabs > Developer & checkmark it.

Pro Tip: Add a shortcut key combination for ‘Sub’ in Excel using options under “Macros” within Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) customization settings. This will allow you to jump into coding with one stroke.

Now that you have opened up VBE, insert a new module to add/edit macros & functions using Visual Basic Editor (VBE).

Insert a new module

To insert a new module in Excel VBA, follow these 3 steps:

  1. Press ALT + F11 on your keyboard to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  2. Click on Insert > Module from the menu bar.
  3. A new module will appear in your project window.

Creating a new module is essential. It keeps all code organized, not cluttered. It’s even better to have multiple modules if it’s a big project.
Plus, it saves memory space! All code is stored in specific modules, not scattered around.

Now that you know how to insert a new module, let’s add the necessary code in the following sections.

Add the necessary code

Open your Excel workbook and press Alt + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.

Go to Insert > Module.

Paste the code below into the module:

  1. Sub SetRowHeight()
  2.     Rows(10).RowHeight = 25
  3. End Sub

Replace “Rows(10)” with the row number you want to adjust. Replace “25” with the desired row height.

This code uses the Rows property in VBA to select a row by its number and set its RowHeight property to a value.

Be aware that adjusting row heights could cause data or formatting to become hidden. So double-check your results before saving and closing your workbook.

I had a similar issue when printing an Excel sheet. I needed certain rows to be taller than others, but each time I adjusted one row’s height it changed other rows too.

So I decided to try VBA and it worked! With just a few lines of code and knowledge of properties and values, I was able to get the desired result without extra hassle.

Execute the code to modify the row height

Want to adjust the row height in Excel? Follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Select the row you want to change.
  2. Press “Alt + F11” to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. Enter this code into a new module and run it:
    Range("A1").EntireRow.RowHeight = 30

This code specifies cell A1 in the row and sets the “RowHeight” property to 30 points. Keep in mind, if the row has merged cells, the code only affects the first cell in the range.

Row heights often get overlooked, but they are important. They make it easy to read and comprehend data. I once worked on a project where someone struggled with data not showing correctly. It was because they had adjusted row heights, hiding important information! Little oversights can cause major headaches. So, watch your rows and columns!

Five Facts About Setting Row Height in Excel:

  • ✅ Row height can be adjusted in Excel by dragging the boundary between two row headers. (Source: Microsoft Excel Help)
  • ✅ Row height can also be adjusted using the “Format Cells” dialogue box. (Source: Excel Easy)
  • ✅ Excel allows for custom row heights, but recommends keeping them between 0.08″ and 409. (Source: Data Recovery Blog)
  • ✅ To set the same row height for multiple rows at once, select the rows and use the above methods to adjust the height. (Source: Excel Campus)
  • ✅ Automatic row height adjustment can be turned on using the “Wrap Text” option. (Source:

FAQs about Setting Row Height In Excel

How do I set row height in Excel?

To set row height in Excel, first, highlight the row(s) that you would like to adjust. Then, hover your mouse over the boundary line that separates the row number from the next row. Finally, click and drag the boundary line up or down to adjust the height of the row(s).

Can I set a specific row height in Excel?

Yes, to set a specific row height, first, highlight the row(s) that you would like to adjust. Then, right-click on the highlighted row and select “Row Height”. In the Row Height dialog box, type the desired row height and click “OK”.

What is the default row height in Excel?

The default row height in Excel is 15 points, which is equivalent to approximately 20 pixels when printed or viewed on a screen with a resolution of 96 dots per inch (dpi).

Why won’t Excel let me adjust the row height?

Excel may not let you adjust the row height if the “Wrap Text” option is enabled for the cells in that row. To adjust the row height, first, turn off “Wrap Text” by selecting the cells, right-clicking, and selecting “Format Cells”. In the Format Cells dialog box, click the “Alignment” tab, uncheck “Wrap Text”, and click “OK”.

What is the maximum row height I can set in Excel?

The maximum row height you can set in Excel is 409 points, which is equivalent to approximately 545 pixels when printed or viewed on a screen with a resolution of 96 dpi.

Is there a way to set the same row height for multiple rows in Excel?

Yes, to set the same row height for multiple rows, first, highlight the rows you would like to adjust. Then, right-click on any of the highlighted rows and select “Row Height”. In the Row Height dialog box, type the desired row height and click “OK”. This will set the same row height for all the highlighted rows.