Easy Steps to Delete Rows in Google Docs (2024)

Jason Gong
LAST UPDATED
June 6, 2024
TL;DR

Right-click a table row and select 'Delete row' to remove it.

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How to Delete Rows in Google Docs

Deleting rows in Google Docs is a straightforward process, whether you're working within a table or managing extra rows in your document. This guide will cover various scenarios, including working with tables, operating on a Mac, and removing extra rows.

How to Delete Table Rows in Google Docs

To delete rows from a table in Google Docs, follow these steps:

  1. Open your document in Google Docs and navigate to the table from which you want to delete rows.
  2. Right-click on a cell within the row you wish to delete.
  3. From the context menu that appears, select 'Delete row'.

This method will remove the selected row from your table. If you need to delete multiple rows, repeat these steps for each row.

How to Delete Rows in Google Docs on Mac

The process of deleting rows in Google Docs does not differ between operating systems. Whether you're using a Mac, Windows, or a Chromebook, the steps outlined in the previous section apply. Simply right-click within the table row you wish to delete and select 'Delete row' from the context menu.

How to Delete Extra Rows in Google Docs

If your document has extra rows outside of a table that you wish to remove, you might be dealing with extra space or line breaks rather than actual table rows. To remove these:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the unwanted space or on the line you wish to remove.
  2. Press the 'Backspace' key (on Mac, use 'Delete') to remove the extra space or line breaks.

If these extra rows are within a table and you wish to remove them, refer back to the steps provided in the 'How to Delete Table Rows in Google Docs' section.

Automate Google Sheets Tasks with Bardeen

While deleting rows in Google Sheets is done manually, automating other processes can significantly enhance efficiency and accuracy, especially when dealing with large datasets. With Bardeen, you can streamline your workflow by setting up automations that handle row deletions based on specific triggers or conditions.

Here are some examples of automations you can build using Bardeen's playbooks:

  1. Create a ClickUp task when a Google Sheets spreadsheet is modified: Automate task creation in ClickUp whenever changes are made in Google Sheets. This is particularly useful for project management and tracking updates in real-time.
  2. Send a Slack message counting the rows in a Google Sheet: Keep your team informed by automatically sending a message in Slack with the row count of a Google Sheet, ideal for monitoring data or project progress.
  3. Create QR codes for a list of links in Google Sheets and save to Google Drive: Generate QR codes for URLs listed in Google Sheets and automatically save them to Google Drive. This automation can support marketing efforts, event management, and more.

Explore these and other automations to optimize your Google Sheets tasks by visiting Google Sheets at Bardeen.

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