Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Viewing Your Work Full-Screen.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 12, 2014)
There may be times when you want to see as much of your worksheet as possible. You can quickly maximize your worksheet to replace virtually everything else on your screen by displaying the View tab of the ribbon and clicking the Full Screen tool in the Workbook Views group.
When you are done working with Excel in this manner, click on the on-screen button to restore the regular view, or simply press the Esc key.
In Excel 2013 the Full Screen tool was removed, so the above technique won't work. Instead, follow these steps:
Figure 1. Accessing the Ribbon Display Options.
When you are done viewing the workbook in this manner, again use the Ribbon Display Options icon to display the ribbon and, on the View tab of the ribbon, select the check boxes you unchecked in step 2.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6125) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Viewing Your Work Full-Screen.
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