Skip to main content

How to hide expand collapse buttons in pivot table?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-11-28

In Excel, when we create a pivot table which contains some expand or collapse buttons, which can help us to expand or collapse the items in the pivot table as below screenshot shown. But, sometimes, we don’t want others to expand or collapse the items. In this case, we can hide and disable the expand and collapse buttons.


Hide expand and collapse buttons with toggling the +/- Buttons

Hide expand and collapse buttons with PivotTable Options

arrow blue right bubble Hide expand and collapse buttons with toggling the +/- Buttons

To hide and show the expand collapse buttons, please do as follows:

1. Click any cell in the pivot table.

2. On the ribbon, click Options > +/- Buttons command to hide the buttons, see screenshots:


Tip: Click the +/- Buttons command again for showing expand and collapse buttons.

arrow blue right bubble Hide expand and collapse buttons with PivotTable Options

You can also go to the PivotTable Options to set an option.

1. Right click a cell in the pivot table, and choose PivotTable Options from the context menu, see screenshot:


2. In the PivotTable Options dialog, under the Display tab, uncheck Show expand/collapse buttons in the Display section, see screenshot:


3. And then click OK to close this dialog, and expand and collapse buttons have been hidden at once in your selected pivot table.

Tip: To show the expand and collapse buttons again, please check Show expand/collapse buttons option in the PivotTable Options dialog box.

Note: The above two methods are only applied to only one pivot table each time.

Related articles:

How to preserve formatting after refreshing pivot table?

How to repeat row labels for group in pivot table?

How to show multiple grand totals in pivot table?

Best Office Productivity Tools

🤖 Kutools AI Aide: Revolutionize data analysis based on: Intelligent Execution   |  Generate Code  |  Create Custom Formulas  |  Analyze Data and Generate Charts  |  Invoke Kutools Functions
Popular Features: Find, Highlight or Identify Duplicates   |  Delete Blank Rows   |  Combine Columns or Cells without Losing Data   |   Round without Formula ...
Super Lookup: Multiple Criteria VLookup    Multiple Value VLookup  |   VLookup Across Multiple Sheets   |   Fuzzy Lookup ....
Advanced Drop-down List: Quickly Create Drop Down List   |  Dependent Drop Down List   |  Multi-select Drop Down List ....
Column Manager: Add a Specific Number of Columns  |  Move Columns  |  Toggle Visibility Status of Hidden Columns  |  Compare Ranges & Columns ...
Featured Features: Grid Focus   |  Design View   |   Big Formula Bar    Workbook & Sheet Manager   |  Resource Library (Auto Text)   |  Date Picker   |  Combine Worksheets   |  Encrypt/Decrypt Cells    Send Emails by List   |  Super Filter   |   Special Filter (filter bold/italic/strikethrough...) ...
Top 15 Toolsets12 Text Tools (Add Text, Remove Characters, ...)   |   50+ Chart Types (Gantt Chart, ...)   |   40+ Practical Formulas (Calculate age based on birthday, ...)   |   19 Insertion Tools (Insert QR Code, Insert Picture from Path, ...)   |   12 Conversion Tools (Numbers to Words, Currency Conversion, ...)   |   7 Merge & Split Tools (Advanced Combine Rows, Split Cells, ...)   |   ... and more

Supercharge Your Excel Skills with Kutools for Excel, and Experience Efficiency Like Never Before. Kutools for Excel Offers Over 300 Advanced Features to Boost Productivity and Save Time.  Click Here to Get The Feature You Need The Most...


Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
Comments (0)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations