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How to Remove Subtotals from Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Excel allows you to work wonders with your spreadsheets. This is especially true when working with multi-year financial calculations. In order to organize that mess of rows, columns, and thousands of cells, you can use Excel’s “Outline” options. This allows you to create logical groups of data, along with relevant subtotals and totals.

Of course, at some point it may turn out that the overwhelming number of those subtotal rows trashes your financial analysis. But removing them manually is both tiresome and can interfere with the spreadsheet’s integrity. Worry not though, Excel has a solution for that as well.

Removing Subtotals from Standard Spreadsheets

Whether you simply want to remove subtotal rows from your spreadsheet or reorganize the entire sheet, the process is basically the same. Follow the steps below to do so:

  • Open the Excel spreadsheet you want to edit.
  • Click the “Data” tab.