In Excel 2003, sometimes Excel shows a large amount of blank rows and empty columns that was previously deleted, and somehow the scrollbar thinks there’s still data when there isn’t any.
Some users find this annoying, but sometimes it affects usability especially when the scrollbar gets too thin due to the excessive amount of rows / columns.
To get Excel 2003 to stop showing all the empty rows:
- Press Cntrl+End to see which cell Excel acknowledges as the last non-empty cell in the file. Sometimes a cell is hidden deep into the file. If this is the problem you’re done. If not, continue.
- Highlight the rows to be deleted. Not the cells, but the entire row.
- Right click, and press delete.
- Notice that the scroll bar is still the same.
- Click on the Cell A1
- Save the workbook
The same apply to columns.
This problem does seem to be solved in Excel 2010. The scrollbar fixes itself when the file is saved regardless of which cell is selected.