Tips to hide tabs in Microsoft® Excel 2003
What is the need to hide tabs in Microsoft Excel 2003? Learn how to hide tabs and fix issues that may arise while doing so.
Microsoft Excel 2003 comes as a part of the Microsoft Office 2003 productivity kit. Microsoft Excel 2003 is a useful application which can be used for accounting purposes. Users can use theMicrosoft Excel 2003 formulas for easy calculation of mathematic values. Microsoft Excel 2003 formulas can also be used for checking or converting text data. The features of Microsoft Excel 2003 include importing XML data, AutoFilter, synchronizing worksheets, etc. Worksheet in Microsoft Excel 2003 is more like a page in a notebook. Each worksheet in Microsoft Excel 2003 can be used for representing a set of data. Independent formulas and calculations can be done in each MS Excel worksheet. Worksheets are represented using tabs and are placed in the bottom of the screen. Microsoft Excel 2003 has the option to hide/unhide these tabs. This can be done for hiding fewer sheets or all sheets of the Microsoft Excel 2003.
Discussed below are ways to hide tabs in Microsoft Excel 2003 and steps to fix issues related with it:
- Need of hiding
- Ways to hide tabs
- Ways to fix issues
Need of hiding
Microsoft Excel 2003 is a tool which is mainly designed for accounting purposes. The accounting works in a corporate business include confidential data that should be protected from unauthorized users. Hiding the tabs of the important worksheets will be an ideal way to protect the data. By hiding tabs, other users may not even know that a worksheet is present over there.
Ways to hide tabs
In order to hide tabs, launch Microsoft Excel 2003 and then open ‘Tools’ menu. Click on ‘Options’ and select the ‘View’ tab. Clear the checkbox near 'Sheet tabs' by clicking on it. This will hide all of the sheet tabs in Microsoft Excel 2003. In order to hide one or fewer tabs, click on the worksheet tab you want to hide. Click on the ‘Format’ tool. The ‘Format’ tool is placed under ‘Cells’ group in the ‘Home’ tab. After clicking the ‘Format’ tool select ‘Hide & Unhide’ and then select ‘Hide’. The selected sheet will now be hided.
Sometimes hiding tabs in Microsoft Excel 2003 might not work. This is usually because the workbook structure may be set in protected mode. Protecting a worksheet disables the ‘Hide’ option for that worksheet. In order to unprotect the worksheet, click on ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Protection’. Then click ‘Protect Workbook’ and uncheck the check box near 'Structure'. Click ‘OK’ and the worksheet will now be in unprotected state. This will enable the ‘Hide’ option and you can hide tabs in Microsoft Excel 2003.
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