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Quickly set scroll area (hide unselected columns and rows at once) in Excel

If you have a worksheet with too many columns and rows, you may want to hide all rows and columns except those in a specific range. By doing this, you can easily stay focus on the actual data you need to deal with, or prevent moving around in the worksheet. With this Set Scroll Area utility of Kutools for Excel, you can quickly hide unselected columns and rows at once.

Click Kutools >> Show & Hide >> Set Scroll Area. See screenshot:

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1. Select a range that you want to set as scroll area as follows:

2. And then apply Set Scroll Area. And you will get a scroll area as shown in the below figure.


  1. You can select entire rows or columns for setting scroll area, but a scroll area cannot consist of multiple non-contiguous ranges.
  2. You can quickly remove the scroll area by applying the "Unhide All Ranges" from "Show / Hide".
  3. You can also manually remove it from: Click the "select all" button, located at the intersection of the row and column headers; Right click any row number and choose "Unhide" to unhide all rows; Right click any column letter and choose "Unhide" to unhide all columns.
  4. This feature supports one level Undo. You can press Undo (or Ctrl+Z) immediately to restore the operation.

Demo: set scroll area (hide unselected columns and rows at once) in Excel

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