It’s a known fact that excel is a spreadsheet program that is a portion of Microsoft’s Office suite. It includes a set of programs that are used to attain some basic office tasks. Excel has turned out to be industry-standard in the previous times and retains its position because of a general and easy to use interface. However, in recent times a few reports have been coming in wherein the users have failed to find the scroll bar that is there for every spreadsheet.
What pushes the scroll bar to go missing?
Well, if you are facing a similar issue, then this post is for you. Following are a few things that you can check with your program and rectify the problem right away.
In many of the cases, it is possible that the scroll bar could have been disabled from excel’s configurations. Excel always provides a setting that allows the users to disable the bar in order to enhance cell visibility or for any other personalized customization. So, check out if you have disabled it.
Yes, it is possible that the scroll bar could have been minimized by mistake by you (the user). There is an option there to minimize the scroll bar right below it.
Out of View
There are also some cases wherein the Excel program could be zoomed in or it might be minimized because of which the program might be restricted to a specific amount of screen space. In case the program view is restricted, it might at times minimize the scroll bar so as to display the cell information.
The solution to Enable the Scroll Bar in Excel
Since now you have a general understanding of the nature of this issue, it would be good to move to the solutions quickly.
There is an option to disable your scroll bar in Excel that hides it permanently until the option gets enabled. Find out how you can do it:
- Open Excel and run the spreadsheet for which the scroll has gone missing.
- Click or tap on the “File Tab” and select “Excel Options”
- Now tap on the “Advanced Category” from the left sidebar and then on the right screen, navigate down to the “Display options for the selected workbook” button.
- Then choose both the “Show Horizontal Scroll bar” and that of “Show Vertical Scroll Bar” options.
- Do checkmark both options
- Tap on “OK” to save the changes made and check to find out if the issue persists.
Thus, you can easily resolve the option of missing scroll bar in Microsoft Excel. Just follow the elaborated step-by-step assistance for the disabled option and you can also try out other options that are discussed in the initial part of the post.