Excel status bar options

The status bar at the bottom of Microsoft Office programs displays status on options that are selected to appear on the status bar. Many options are selected by default. If you want to customize the status bar, right-click it, and then click the options that you want.

In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, the following options are available on the status bar.

This option Displays the following on the status bar
Cell Mode

Selected by default, this option displays the current cell editing mode on the left side of the status bar. One of the following modes is displayed.

  • Ready to indicate a general state.
  • Enter to indicate content entry mode. It is displayed when you select a cell and start typing, or when you press F2 twice.
  • Edit to indicate in-cell editing mode. It is displayed when you double-click a cell, or when you press F2 so that you can enter or edit data in a cell.
  • Point to indicate formula cell selection mode. It is displayed when you start a formula and then click the cells that you want to include in the formula.
Signatures Selected by default, this option indicates that the active workbook has been digitally signed.
Information Management Policy Selected by default, this option indicates that Information Rights Management (IRM) has been used to restrict permission to content in the active workbook.
Permissions Selected by default, this option displays an icon next to the Cell Mode indicator that you can click to view the current read and edit document permissions. This icon displays only when access to the document has been restricted (Microsoft Office Button Button image, Prepare, Restrict Permission, Restricted Access).
Caps Lock When selected, this option displays Caps Lock to indicate that CAPS LOCK is turned on to allow typing in uppercase characters. This option is not selected by default.
Num Lock When selected, this option displays Num Lock to indicate that NUM LOCK is turned on to allow using the keys on the numeric keypad to enter numbers in the worksheet. This option is not selected by default.
Scroll Lock Selected by default, this option displays Scroll Lock to indicate that SCROLL LOCK is turned on to allow scrolling in the worksheet by using the arrow keys.
Fixed Decimal Selected by default, this option displays Fixed Decimal to indicate that all numerical values that you enter on the worksheet will be displayed with fixed decimals. This option is turned on when you select the Automatically insert a decimal point check box under Editing options on the Advanced tab of the Excel Options dialog box (Microsoft Office Button Button image, Excel Options, Advanced).
Overtype Mode When selected, this option displays Overtype to indicate that INSERT was pressed to activate overtype mode while editing cell contents in cell editing mode (double-click a cell or press F2). This option is not selected by default.
End Mode Selected by default, this option displays End Mode to indicate that END was pressed to activate end mode. Pressing END followed by an arrow key moves the selection in the direction of the arrow key, stopping at the start and end of data, and then the start or end of the worksheet.
Macro Recording Selected by default, this option displays a button next to the Cell Mode indicator that you can click to start recording a macro.
Selection Mode

Selected by default, this option displays one of the following cell selection modes.

  • Extend Selection when you press F8 to extend the cell selection by using arrow keys.
  • Add to Selection when you press SHIFT+F8 to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
Page Number Selected by default, this option displays the page number of the selected worksheet page and the number of pages in the worksheet when you are working in Page Layout view or Print Preview view.
Average Selected by default, this option displays the average that is calculated from selected cells that contain numerical values.
Count Selected by default, this option displays the number of selected cells.
Numerical Count When selected, this option displays the number of selected cells that contain numerical values. This option is not selected by default.
Minimum When selected, this option displays the minimum numerical value in selected cells. This option is not selected by default.
Maximum When selected, this option displays the maximum numerical value in selected cells. This option is not selected by default.
Sum Selected by default, this option displays the sum of numerical values in selected cells.
View Shortcuts Selected by default, this option displays the Normal view, Page Layout view, and Page Break Preview buttons. You can click these buttons to change the current view.
Zoom Selected by default, this option displays the Zoom level. You can click Zoom to open the Zoom dialog box, where you can specify the percentage of magnification that you want to use.
Zoom Slider Selected by default, this option displays the Zoom slider with the Zoom out and Zoom in buttons. You can then drag the slider or click the Zoom out and Zoom in buttons to magnify the content of the worksheet to have a closer look, or to reduce the size of the content on the worksheet so that you can view more content.
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007