# How do you collapse and hide columns in Excel?

### Table of Contents

- How do you collapse and hide columns in Excel?
- What is the shortcut to collapse a column in Excel?
- How do you use the collapse function in Excel?
- How do you collapse columns in sheets?
- What is the shortcut to hide rows in Excel?
- How do you hide rows and columns in Excel using keyboard?
- Can you collapse rows in Excel?
- How do I hide lines in sheets?
- How do I hide columns in Excel?
- How to make a collapsible column in Excel?
- How to expand or collapse rows and columns in Excel?
- Is there a way to ungroup collapsed columns in Excel?
- How do I collapse columns in Google Sheets?

### How do you collapse and hide columns in Excel?

**Use the Group option to hide and show columns in a click**

- Select your table.
- Press Shift + Alt + right arrow.
- You will see the Group dialog box appear. ...
- Now select the columns you want to hide one by one and press Shift + Alt + right arrow for each column.

### What is the shortcut to collapse a column in Excel?

This method of hiding unnecessary data is much more convenient – you can press either a button with the sign “+” or “-“, or Excel shortcut **”Alt A J/H”** (clicking one after another in this case) to collapse or unfold the cells.

### How do you use the collapse function in Excel?

Collapse or expand the entire outline to a specific level To minimize or expand all the groups at a particular level, **click the corresponding outline number at** the top left corner of your worksheet.

### How do you collapse columns in sheets?

To hide a column, right click on the column letter at the top of the spreadsheet and choose **Hide column**. To hide multiple columns, click on the first column and drag across the columns you wish to hide, or hold the Shift key and click on the last row you want to hide.

### What is the shortcut to hide rows in Excel?

To hide rows or columns you just need to select cells in the rows or columns you want to hide, then press the Ctrl+9 or Ctrl+Shift+( shortcut.

### How do you hide rows and columns in Excel using keyboard?

**There are several dedicated keyboard shortcuts to hide and unhide rows and columns.**

- Ctrl+9 to Hide Rows.
- Ctrl+0 (zero) to Hide Columns.
- Ctrl+Shift+( to Unhide Rows.
- Ctrl+Shift+) to Unhide Columns – If this doesn't work for you try Alt,O,C,U (old Excel 2003 shortcut that still works).

### Can you collapse rows in Excel?

If we do not have a Pivot table, we can also collapse rows in Excel by **selecting any cell in the group**. Next, we will go to the Data Tab and select Hide detail in the Outline group.

### How do I hide lines in sheets?

**How to hide rows in Google Sheets on a computer**

- Open the Google Sheet you want to edit on your Mac or PC.
- Select the row you want to hide.
- Right-click the selected row and choose Hide row from the menu that opens. Two arrows will appear in place of the hidden row.

### How do I hide columns in Excel?

**Hiding Columns**

- Select a cell within the column(s) to be hidden.
- On the Home command tab, in the Cells group, click Format.
- From the Format menu, in the Visibility section, select Hide & Unhide » Hide Columns. The column is hidden.

### How to make a collapsible column in Excel?

1 In your Excel spreadsheet, select the cells that you want to collapse. 2 With your cells selected, go to Data on the Ribbon toolbar. 3 Choose “Rows” (to collapse vertically) or “ Columns ” (to collapse horizontally). 4 Click OK. 5 A collapse /expand icon will appear in the left margin for rows and in the top margin for columns.

### How to expand or collapse rows and columns in Excel?

In this article, you will learn how to expand and collapse rows or columns by grouping them in Excel and Google Sheets. Excel allows us to group and ungroup data, which enables us to expand or collapse rows and columns to better organize our spreadsheets. This is possible by grouping data manually or using the Auto Outline option.

### Is there a way to ungroup collapsed columns in Excel?

Kutools for Excel: with more than 200 handy Excel add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 60 days. In the first case, if your collapse columns and rows are displayed as below screenshot shown, you can use the Group and Ungroup functions. Click at the plus sign to change it to minus sign to display the collapse columns or rows.

### How do I collapse columns in Google Sheets?

To collapse the group of columns, click on the minus sign at the end of the outline bar. As a result, Columns C:F are collapsed. Group / Ungroup Rows in Google Sheets In Google Sheets, we can only group rows manually, so let’s use the same example and see how to group data into the same categories.