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Change working area size: show or hide ribbon, formula bar, and status bar in Excel

When you are working with a small screen computer, such as a laptop, or browsing a workbook with too much data, have you ever try to get a bigger browsing area by toggling the status bar, the formula bar and the ribbon off? If so, with this Work Area Size you can quickly switch among the following 3 types of working area size in your Excel.


 Click Kutools >> Work Area, See screenshot:

shot work area 01


 Usage:

Click on Work Area, you will have a toolbar with 4 buttons locating on your screen as:

Click on first button will reset your Excel to the normal working area size.

Click on the other 3 buttons will switch among 3 types of working area sizes in your Excel.


To hide the status bar with one click

Click the second button, the status bar below the workbook will be hidden.

shot work area 02

To hide the status bar and the formula bar with one click

Click the third button, the status bar and the formula bar will be hidden.

shot work area 03

To hide the ribbon, the status bar and the formula bar with one click

Click the fourth button, the status bar, formula bar and the ribbon will be hidden.

shot work area 04


Demo: Hide and show the ribbon, the status bar and the formula bar at once:

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    Riaan · 3 years ago
    I was working on my second screen. When I moved Excel back to the first screen the floating tool bar appeared. Why does the toolbar not follow excel to the second screen?
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    Riaan · 3 years ago
    I have the same problem. I clicked on the work area button and the ribbon, the status bar and the formula bar dissapeared. I do not have the floating menu on my sheet. How do I restore my ribbon, status bar and the formula bar ?
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    Marion McNeill · 3 years ago
    When I select work area the floating work are toolbar is no where to be found. Can someone help?
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    Terry Rosengarten · 3 years ago
    I have just started trying Kutools for Excel. I do not have the floating work area toolbar on my screen, so I don't know how to get my ribbon and status back. Can someone help me?
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      Manjunath s · 3 years ago
      [quote name="Terry Rosengarten"]I have just started trying Kutools for Excel. I do not have the floating work area toolbar on my screen, so I don't know how to get my ribbon and status back. Can someone help me?[/quote
      hi you restart the your computer so you will get on riban
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      admin_jay · 3 years ago
      [quote name="Terry Rosengarten"]I have just started trying Kutools for Excel. I do not have the floating work area toolbar on my screen, so I don't know how to get my ribbon and status back. Can someone help me?[/quote]
      Hello, Can you see there are Kutools and Enterprise tabs in your Excel?