Controlling the Display of Toolbars

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated June 6, 2020)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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.

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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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