Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. 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 Two Worksheets At Once.

Viewing Two Worksheets At Once

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 19, 2020)

Dan asked if it is possible to see two Excel worksheets on the screen at the same time. Yes, you can do this, using the same general technique that you use to view multiple worksheets from different workbooks. Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have only a single workbook open.
  2. Display the View tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the New Window tool in the Window group. Excel opens a second instance of the same workbook.
  4. With the View tab of the ribbon still visible, click the Arrange All tool in the Window group. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Arrange Windows dialog box.

  6. Choose the method Excel should use to arrange your windows.
  7. Click on OK. Excel arranges the windows as you directed.

In each of the windows you can display different worksheets, even though they are part of the same workbook. When you are done, simply close one of the windows.

It is interesting to note that if you have a need to do so, you can view more than two worksheets from the same workbook. All you need to do is perform step 2 as many times as necessary to open the desired number of windows.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6223) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Viewing Two Worksheets At Once.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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