09-30-2017 12:29 PM
09-30-2017 12:29 PM
I have an Excel 2013 workbook with multiple sheets. I recently modified one of the sheets to split the window in order to keep column A and row 1 from scrolling. Now I noticed the worksheet tabs at the bottom for the other sheets is missing. There's a popup that says I need to Right-click in order to see the other worksheet tabs. If a different sheet is active I can see the tabs for the other sheets, but if the split window sheet is active there are no worksheet tabs. Is this the correct Excel behavior? Thanks.
10-02-2017 07:41 AM
I've attached a series of screen shots. If the left pane of the split window is too narrow the worksheet tab names at the bottom collapse. If you hold the mouse over the worksheet tab arrows a popup is displayed (see ExcelTabs04.png).
10-02-2017 08:38 AMSolution
Yes, that's correct behaviour, there is simply not enough space to show the tabs. You may use right click, or click on 3 dots if they are visible, or temporary move split line to the right.
In general better to use Freeze panes if that's suitable in your case.
10-03-2017 05:29 AM - edited 10-03-2017 05:32 AM
Aha, now I understand. You cannot change this I'm afraid, only by moving the split further to the right.
10-03-2017 10:24 AM
Thanks for the information. I tried using Freeze panes but wasn't able to freeze the first column and first row at the same time. There's also a Freeze Panes current selection option but I wasn't able to determine how the "current selection" is determined.
10-03-2017 10:29 AM
Mike, stay on cell B2 and select first option from Freeze Panes drop-down menu - first column (A:A) and first row (1:1) will be frozen. That is "based on current selection".
08-20-2019 11:50 AM
I have this issue in that my tabs have literally all disappeared. I have 9 tabs in total in my xls. Luckily I am savvy enough to use / know shortcuts, so I can get around in my xls. But, for others to be able to use it I would like to get the tabs back into view.
Here a snapshot: