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: Arranging Workbook Windows.

Arranging Workbook Windows

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 28, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


If you have more than one workbook open at a time, Excel allows you to view all the workbooks at the same time, and to arrange each window as you desire. The easiest method of arranging workbook windows is as follows:

  1. Choose Arrange from the Window menu. Excel displays the Arrange Windows dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Arrange Windows dialog box.

  3. Make sure the Tiled option is selected. (This divides the screen space evenly between all your windows. The main benefit is that all your workbook windows get at least a piece of the screen.)
  4. Click on OK. The windows are all displayed.
  5. Click on the window whose size you wish to adjust. It becomes active.
  6. Move the mouse cursor near the border of the active window. When the cursor turns into a set of arrows, press the mouse button and drag the window edge to the desired size. Release the mouse button.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each window you want to adjust.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2738) 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: Arranging Workbook Windows.

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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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