Find merged cells

You may encounter an Excel worksheets that has merged cells that you don’t know about. This can be frustrating because Excel doesn't sort data in a column that contains merged cells.

Following the steps below, you can find all the merged cells in your worksheet and then unmerge those cells.

  1. Click Home > Find & Select > Find.

  2. Click Options > Format.

    Find dialog box
  3. Click Alignment > Merge cells > OK.

    Check the Merge box
  4. Click Find All to see a list of all merged cells in your worksheet.  

    Find all merged cells

    When you click an item in the list, Excel selects the merged cell in your worksheet. You can now unmerge the cells.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

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