In this article we will show you how to move rows in Google Sheets. We cover how to move a row both up and down in a spreadsheet. Simply follow the steps below:
Here we will select row number three containing the number one. We want to move it up to the first row.
You should see a thick gray line appear as a guide to where you want your row to go.
Drag your row until you see the gray line in the right place.
Tip: You should see your cursor turn into a glove to know that you are moving your row and not adjusting your row width or selecting other rows. The glove will close its fist when you begin moving a row.
Your row has now been moved to the new position. You can also move several rows by following this next guide.
In this example we have selected row number 9 as the first row in our sequence of rows to move.
In this case we held the shift key and clicked row number 12 to highlight all rows from 9 - 12.
Click and hold on any of the highlighted rows and drag the gray line that appears to the row number where you want to move your rows to.
In our example we will move the highlighted rows to under the 5th row (note the gray line)
Our rows have now been moved from 9 - 12 to 6 - 9.
The same method applies to moving individual or multiple columns. Now you can easily rearrange your cells in Google Sheets without having to delete any content or mess your data.
We hope this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to move rows in Google Sheets.
You might also like our articles on how to collapse rows in Google Sheets and how to number rows. On a side note, we also recommend reading our guide on how to create an email list from Google Sheets and trying our vacation tracking software as well!