Excel Full Screen

Maximise your grid area

There are times in Excel when you want to see as much of the Excel grid as possible. You may be reviewing or presenting a dashboard or looking at a large PivotTable. Excel has a Full Screen mode that shows just the grid and the sheet tabs.

This feature has been hidden away in newer versions. Below is a screen shot of Full Screen mode.


As you can see it maximises the screen with the grid – you lose the Formula Bar, but you can still edit in a cell.

The shortcut to switch to Full Screen mode is

Alt v u


This is an Excel 2003 shortcut that still works in the latest versions.

To go back to the normal view press the Esc key.


There is a Full Screen icon you can add to the Quick Access Toolbar.

It is named Toggle Full Screen View and it is in the All Commands section – see below.



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