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 More than Two Places in a Worksheet.

Viewing More than Two Places in a Worksheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 7, 2018)

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Jesse asked if there is a way to view more than two areas of a worksheet at the same time, other than by hiding rows.

The easiest solution is to just open additional windows for the worksheet. Display the View tab of the ribbon and click New Window in the Window group. Excel opens additional windows that contain the exact same worksheet. You can then click Arrange All in the Window group of the ribbon to arrange the windows any way desired. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Arrange Windows dialog box.

When you open additional windows in this manner, the windows are independent of each other, meaning that you can scroll them independently. If you make a change in one window, the same change is made in all the windows. (This makes sense, since they all display the same data.)

Once the windows are situated the way you want them, you could save the arrangement as a view. (Display the View tab of the ribbon and, within the Workbook Views group, click Custom Views.) That way you could quickly recall the appearance of your windows any time you desire.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9729) 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 More than Two Places in a Worksheet.

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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 nine more than 5?

2018-08-08 10:38:54

CSD

I opened a new window for an excel worksheet and want to close the new window now. How do I do that? Hovering over "new window" has the tip that it will open what I expect is another new window, so I'm hesitant to do that. Please advise.


2018-08-08 05:18:26

QB

Thanks, Willy. I'll have to read Zack Barresse's book again!


2018-08-07 07:27:34

Willy Vanhaelen

@QB
You have probably a table in you workbook. In that case Custom View is grayed out (in Excel 2007 anyhow). Converting the table(s) to a Range will allow you to make a Custom View. If you wan't/can't do this then you cannot use the Custom Views.


2018-08-07 02:56:20

QB

I use Excel in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016. I cannot create a Custom View as the Custom View icon is greyed out. Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong?


2016-03-17 11:00:45

Sheila Cabler

How can I working with one workbook, open multiple windows to work on numerous tabs BUT on 2 monitors and not limited to just 1 monitor


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