Hide Excel Tabs

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Is there a way to hide those Excel tabs at the bottom of the screen—at least temporarily? Even though they’re small, when I’m working in a tight space, I need every inch of the spreadsheet screen.

A. Go to Tools , Options and then click on the View tab and uncheck the Sheet tabs box under Window options (see screenshot at right).

Once you click on OK and return to the spreadsheet, the tabs will be gone.

To bring them back, use the same process and replace the check.

STANLEY ZAROWIN, a former JofA senior editor, is now a contributing editor to the magazine. His e-mail address is zarowin@mindspring.com .

 
Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to contributing editor Stanley Zarowin via e-mail at zarowin@mindspring.com or regular mail at the Journal of Accountancy, 201 Plaza Three, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3881.

Because of the volume of mail, we regret we cannot individually answer submitted questions. However, if a reader’s question has broad interest, we will answer it in a forthcoming Technology Q&A column.

On occasion you may find you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible to test them in all editions, and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.

   

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