Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.
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.
Learn more about Allen...
It may be the understatement of the decade to assert that "Excel can perform quite a few functions." Most of these functions are available through the use of menus, and many more through the use of toolbars. During the normal course of using Excel, your screen can become quite cluttered with different toolbars. Fortunately, you have complete control over which toolbars are displayed at any given time.
To control the display of toolbars, simply use the Toolbars option from the View menu. Excel displays a list of the various toolbars that can (and may be) displayed. If a check mark appears to the left of the toolbar name, then the toolbar is currently displayed. Simply click on the toolbar name, and the check mark disappears, along with the toolbar. Similarly, you can display a hidden toolbar by choosing Toolbars from the View menu and then clicking on a toolbar name that does not have a check mark next to it.
In fact, it is a good idea to display all the toolbars at least a time or two so you can become familiar with the various options available to you. Take your time, and you can learn information about Excel you may never have known before.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2504) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
Comprehensive VBA Guide Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros in all Office programs. This complete guide shows both professionals and novices how to master VBA in order to customize the entire Office suite for their needs. Check out Mastering VBA for Office 2010 today!