Sunday, April 17, 2005

MS Excel: Working in multi-sheet environment

When we are referencing one sheet data to another sheet in a formula or otherwise comparing multi sheets in a work book, it becomes tedious to move from sheet to sheet back and forth. Think of a situation where you have to refer data from three or four sheet.

Wouldn't it be nice, if you can have all those three sheets of workbook open side by side?
Did you know that there is an easy way to do this and I always find it very handy while working on a multi-sheet workbook?

Open your workbook, sheet1.

Go to Window tab,
Click on New Window,
Select sheet 2 on this newly opened workbook where you will see on the top with the name: 2.

Again repeat the same steps and open sheet 3. Here with the name, you will see: 3.

Now, that you have the same workbook opened thrice with different sheets,

Go to window,
Click arrange,
Select Vertical

and here you go, three sheet of same workbook opened side by side, toggle around and enjoy working on multi-sheet workbook.