Show or hide scroll bars

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Word

You can drag the vertical scroll bar up and down to see parts of a document that are currently not visible. You can also drag the horizontal scroll bar left and right. Or, you can hide scroll bars if you want to display more of the document. By default, the horizontal and vertical scroll bars are shown. The setting applies to all new Word documents.

Do any of the following:

Show or hide the vertical scroll bar

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click View  View Preferences button .

  3. Under Window, select or clear the Vertical scroll bar check box.

Show or hide the horizontal scroll bar

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click View  View Preferences button .

  3. Under Window, select or clear the Horizontal scroll bar check box.

See also

Customize the Ribbon and toolbars

Excel

You can drag the vertical scroll bar up and down to see parts of a document that are currently not visible. You can also drag the horizontal scroll bar left and right. Or, you can hide scroll bars if you want to display more of the document. By default, the horizontal and vertical scroll bars are shown. The setting applies to the current workbook but not to new workbooks.

Do any of the following:

Show or hide the vertical scroll bar

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring, click View  View Preferences button .

  3. Under Window options, select or clear the Show vertical scroll bar check box.

Show or hide the horizontal scroll bar

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring, click View  View Preferences button .

  3. Under Window options, select or clear the Show horizontal scroll bar check box.

See also

Customize the Ribbon and toolbars

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