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I need a macro that will "go to next blank line" in Excel 2013

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I need a macro that will "go to next blank line" in Excel 2013. I can write simple macros, but this has me stumped. Any ideas?
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by:Glenn Ray
ID: 40306590
Typically from any selected cell, to move to and select the next blank line:
 
ActiveCell.End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select

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However, the End command could move the selection several blank cells past if already in a blank area, so, this is more bullet-proof:
 
   If ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Value = "" Then
        ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
    Else
        ActiveCell.End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select
    End If

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Regards,
-Glenn
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by:LLMadden
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Hi Glenn, I'm very new to macros, can you show me what it would look like in the VBA window?
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Sure.  
 sample VBA project and code
Note that I changed the code!  It wasn't as bullet-proof as I thought!  Here's the updated code if you want to copy and paste.
Sub Next_Blank()
    If ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0) = "" Then
        ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
    Else
        ActiveCell.End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select
        If ActiveCell.Value <> "" Then
            ActiveCell.End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0).Select
        End If
    End If
End Sub

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-Glenn
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by:LLMadden
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This is perfect, works exactly as I had hoped. This saved me a lot of work. Thank you!!
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by:LLMadden
ID: 40306765
Perfect! Thank  you so much!
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by:Glenn Ray
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You're welcome.
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