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How to set scroll position or hide other cells in Excel?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2018-11-27

You may need to hide unused columns and rows in order to limit the scrolling to a specific range in a worksheet. Excel does not provide a direct way to do it except for using VBA. This article is going to describe two ways to set the scroll position in Microsoft Excel.

arrow blue right bubble Using VBA to set scroll position

For the skilled and professional users, you can use VBA to set scroll position.

VBA: Set scroll position:

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeRightClick(ByVal Target _
As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Cancel = True
    If ActiveSheet.ScrollArea = "" Then
    ActiveSheet.ScrollArea = "range"
    ActiveSheet.ScrollArea = ""
    End If
End Sub

Note: You need to type the specified range names such as A1: A10 instead of range. The above macros are used to limit the scroll area but cannot hide the other ranges except those in order to prevent accidentally modification. If you want to limit the scroll area by hiding other unselected range, please make it according to the procedures that the Method B provides.

arrow blue right bubble Set scroll position with Kutools for Excel by one click

The third party add-in Kutools for Excel can help set scroll position with one click. With the Set Scroll Area utility of Kutools for Excel, you can be easy to hide all unselected rows and columns in a specific range.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, apply Set Scroll Area according to these steps:

Please apply the utility by clicking Kutools > Show/Hide > Set Scroll Area. See screenshot:


Step 1. Select the range you want to set scroll area.

Step 2. Click Kutools > Show/ Hide > Set Scroll Area, it will hide the other range, and set the scroll area for the selected range. See screenshot:


For more detailed information about Set Scroll Area, go to Set Scroll Area.

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