Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Arranging Workbook Windows.

Arranging Workbook Windows

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 30, 2016)

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If you have more than one workbook open at a time, Excel allows you to view all the workbooks at the same time, and to arrange each workbook window as you desire. The easiest method of arranging workbook windows is as follows:

  1. Display the View tab of the ribbon.
  2. In the Window group click the Arrange All tool. Excel displays the Arrange Windows dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Arrange Windows dialog box.

  4. The Tiled option should be selected. Click on OK. This divides the screen space evenly between all your workbooks. The main benefit is that each workbook gets at least a piece of the screen.
  5. Click on the window whose size you wish to adjust. It becomes active.
  6. Move the mouse cursor near the border of the active window. When the cursor turns into a set of arrows, click the mouse button and drag the window edge to the desired size. Release the mouse button.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each window you want to adjust.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (7885) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Arranging Workbook Windows.

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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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What is 7 + 5?

2016-05-03 21:28:38

Robert McConkie

Nifty--that helps. Thanks.


2016-05-03 04:50:55

Dan Ezuzu

This is lovely. just learnt something


2016-05-02 12:11:21

Debbie

Or use View then New Window


2016-05-02 08:27:19

Rick K

Yes, Open current workbook in a new window then use the steps above. As you open it again and again the number of windows will be reflected at the top.


2016-05-02 06:25:42

Donna Brenyo

Is there a way to tile worksheets within a workbook?


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