Switch to full or normal screen view in Excel

Important: The Full screen option is not available in Excel 2013 and later versions. However, you can always hide the ribbon, tabs, or commands, to maximize the screen space in Excel. For more information, see Show or hide the ribbon in Office.

To view more data on the screen, you can temporarily switch to full screen view. Full screen view hides the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface Ribbon, the formula bar, and the status bar. To have access to the hidden elements again, you have to return to normal screen view.

  • To switch to full screen view, on the View tab, in the Workbook Views group, click Full Screen.

  • To return to normal screen view, right-click anywhere in the worksheet, and then click Close Full Screen.

Keyboard shortcuts

If you are in Excel 2007 or 2010, press ESC. If you are in Excel 2013 or 2016, press CTRL+F1.

Still can’t see everything? Press ALT+SPACE and select Maximize.

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