View two or more worksheets at the same time

You can quickly compare two worksheets (worksheet: The primary document that you use in Excel to store and work with data. Also called a spreadsheet. A worksheet consists of cells that are organized into columns and rows; a worksheet is always stored in a workbook.) in the same workbook or in different workbooks by viewing them side by side. You can also arrange multiple worksheets to view them all at the same time.

What do you want to do?


View two worksheets in the same workbook side by side

  1. On the View tab, in the Window group, click New Window.

Window goup on Excel Ribbon

  1. On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side Button image.
  2. In the workbook window, click the worksheets that you want to compare.
  3. To scroll both worksheets at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling Button image in the Window group on the View tab.

 Note   This option is available only when View Side by Side is turned on.

Tips

  • If you resize the workbook windows for optimal viewing, you can click Reset Window Position Button image to return to the original settings.
  • To restore a workbook window to full size, click Maximize Button image at the upper-right corner of the workbook window.

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View two worksheets of different workbooks side by side

  1. Open both of the workbooks that contain the worksheets that you want to compare.
  2. On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side Button image.

Window goup on Excel Ribbon

 Note   If you keep more than two workbooks open, Excel displays the Compare Side by Side dialog box. In this dialog box, under Compare Side by Side with, click the workbook that contains the worksheet that you want to compare with your active worksheet, and then click OK.

  1. In each workbook window, click the sheet that you want to compare.
  2. To scroll both worksheets at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling Button image in the Window group on the View tab.

 Note   This option is available only when View Side by Side is turned on.

Tips

  • If you resize the workbook windows for optimal viewing, you can click Reset Window Position Button image to return to the original settings.
  • To restore a workbook window to full size, click Maximize Button image at the upper-right corner of the workbook window.

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View multiple worksheets at the same time

  1. Open the workbook or workbooks that contain the worksheets that you want to view at the same time.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If the worksheets that you want to view are in the same workbook, do the following:
      1. Click a worksheet that you want to view.
      2. On the View tab, in the Window group, click New Window.Window group on Excel Ribbon
      3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each sheet that you want to view.
    • If the worksheets that you want to view are in different workbooks, continue with step 3.
  3. On the View tab, in the Window group, click Arrange All.
  4. Under Arrange, click the option that you want.
  5. To view sheets only in the active workbook, select the Windows of active workbook check box.

 Tip   To restore a workbook window to full size, click Maximize Button image at the upper-right corner of the workbook window.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007