Split Screen Feature in Excel and How to disable it...

Copper Contributor

I believe I have the latest (last/most current) verision of Office and Excel.  I have started using it and it seems I have clicked somewhere by mistake and activated the feature where the excel spreadsheet is in split screen representation.  I have tried a few clicks in the UI where I would assume I could get out of the split screen feature but nothing intuitive worked.  I have also tried closing and open the Excel file but it returns to the last most recent format.  Please help.

1 Reply


Activate the View tab of the ribbon,

Look at the Window group.

  • Is the Split button highlighted? If so, click this button to un-split the window.
  • If not: click the Freeze Panes drop-down. Is the first item Unfreeze Panes? If so, select that.