How to show multiple rows of worksheet tabs in Excel?

Have you ever met difficult to view all sheet tabs when there are too many worksheets in a workbook? Now I will introduce some tricks for you to view all sheet tabs in Excel.

Abbreviate sheet names

Shorten the horizontal scroll bar

View in Activate dialog

View in Kutools for Excel’s Navigation Pane

Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.

arrow blue right bubble Abbreviate sheet names


If you abbreviate sheet names, you may see more sheet tabs in the tab bar.

doc-show-tabs-1


arrow blue right bubble Shorten the horizontal scroll bar

You also can shorten the horizontal scroll bar to show more sheet tabs.

doc-show-tabs-2


arrow blue right bubble View in Activate dialog

In Excel, you can display the Activate dialog to view all sheet tabs.

Right click at the sheet navigation controls |< < > >| in the Sheet tabs bar, then you can view the sheet tabs in the popped out pane.

doc-show-tabs-3

If there are too many tabs showing in the pane, you can select More Sheets to open the Activate dialog, then scroll the bar to view the sheets.

doc-show-tabs-4

In Excel 2013, just right click the right arrow or left arrow at the beginning of Sheet tabs bar, it will open the Activate dialog.

doc-show-tabs-5


arrow blue right bubble View in Kutools for Excel’s Navigation Pane

With the above three ways, I think they are not convenient enough. However, if you have installed Kutools for Excel, its Navigation Pane will do a good favor for you.

Kutools for Excel includes more than 300 handy Excel tools. Free to try with no limitation in 30 days. Get it Now

1. Click Kutools > Navigation. See screenshot:

doc-show-tabs-6

2. Then you can see a Navigation Pane shown at the left of the sheet, click Sheets tab, and in the Workbooks list select the workbook whose sheet tabs you want to view, then in the Worksheets list, you can view all the sheet tabs.

doc-show-tabs-7

If the sheet tabs are too many to display all in the Worksheets list, you can shorten the workbooks list with moving cursor over the bottom border of Workbooks list, and then drag it up when the cursor becomes.

doc-show-tabs-8

The Vertical scrollbar will come out automatically when the sheet tabs can’t be shown fully.

Click here for more details on Navigation Pane.


The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

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!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.