Excel won't look at entire list using a filter due to blank lines

Excel - I have a very long list of items that I want to use a filter on however there are blank lines through out the list which prevents the filter from seeing everything.

Is there a way to remove all the blank lines without scrolling down through the entire list?

Or perhaps someone knows of a better way to filter that look at the entire list.
ssblueAsked:
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
I assume you are just selecting the header row to apply the Filter. The standard application when applied like this will go down until it finds a blank row; hence your issue.

To avoid this you need to select the whole dataset, rather than just the headers, before applying the filter.

It doesn't have to be selected from top to bottom, you can go to the bottom of the sheet (Ctrl + End or End then Home) select the last cell and then press shift + Home or if you can still see the top row (Freeze Panes applied), press Shift and select the top left header.
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ssblueAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I never knew that!
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
No problems, glad to help.
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