Excel has a total of 1,048,576 rows in each spreadsheet. This question, which we have all asked ourselves at one time or another, has a concrete answer in the form of a number. On the other hand, we cannot lose sight of the fact that Excel can withstand practically anything we throw at it, being our own machine the one that will mark the limits of how far we can go.

If you have one of the versions before 2013 (2007 or 2010, more specifically), you will find that this figure has not changed over the past decades. No matter which Excel you use, this number remains unchanged. The figure corresponds to 1026 pages, distributed vertically without expanding anything.

In any case, if you use even older versions (from 2003 onwards), the number is reduced. In this case, we have "only" 65,536 rows. In any case, if you want to know the answer by yourself, place yourself in any cell and press the key combination CTRL + down arrow to see the total number of rows (CTRL + right arrow to see the total number of columns).

It is worth remembering that the origins of Excel go back to 1983, when Microsoft introduced Multiplan, a spreadsheet for MS-DOS that had little to do as soon as Lotus 1-2-3 appeared. The first version of Excel was introduced in 1985 for Mac, while the second version did not be released until 1987 for Windows. Today, Excel is part of the Office suite.