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: Using Stored Views.

Using Stored Views

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 18, 2015)

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Once you have defined the views for a worksheet, you can use them to look at your information in different ways quickly. To select different views, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Custom Views option from the View menu. Excel displays the Custom Views dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Custom Views dialog box.

  3. Select a view from those listed in the dialog box.
  4. Click on the Show button. Your display settings are changed to reflect what was previously saved in the view.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2866) 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: Using Stored Views.

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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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What is 1 + 3?

2012-12-13 23:39:54

LAS14

You display an empty Custom View dialogue box and then instruct the user to choose one of the views and click SHOW. You don't say how to create a view.


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