Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Viewing Your Work Full-Screen.

Viewing Your Work Full-Screen

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 29, 2021)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


There may be times when you want to see as much of your worksheet as possible. You can quickly maximize your worksheet to replace virtually everything else on your screen by choosing Full Screen from the View menu.

When you are done working with Excel in this manner, click on the on-screen button to restore the regular view, or simply press the Esc key.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2366) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Viewing Your Work Full-Screen.

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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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