Did you spend too much time to move cells so that there are no blank cells in each column?
Would you do it this way?
Or this way?
What did I do in the second animated screenshot?
In short, what you need to do is to select all blank cells, delete them and shift cells up. That’s all.
Step 1: Select the range (Shortcut: Ctrl+*)
Step 2: Go to –> Special… –> Blank (Shortcuts: Ctrl+G, Alt+S, k, enter)
Step 3: Right Click on a blank cell selected –> Delete… (Shortcut: Ctrl+–)
Step 4: Select Shift cells up –> OK
As simple as that!
Note: Shift cells up applies to whole columns…… Make sure there is nothing underneath your range selected, otherwise you may distort everything below. 😦
Read also Clear or Delete.
If you do have something underneath, you may consider
- move everything below out of the columns affected; and then move them back;
- copy the data range (that you need to shift cells up) to a blank sheet, apply the steps above and then copy back to replace old;
- VBA? which i have no idea. 😛