View Two Tabs at Once in Excel – One Workbook Side By Side

Did you know that you can view two tabs at once in Excel, side by side for a single Excel workbook/file?  This is especially helpful if you are working with a formula that affects another tab, whether checking for accuracy or troubleshooting.  It’s also great if you are running what-if scenarios such as in a sensitivity analysis.

Adding a second window in Excel to see two tabs at once:

  1. On the menu bar, click View.
  2. Click New Window.
  3. Position the two windows however you’d like.
  4. Note that it is still one file, so both windows will update when you make a change.  You can save from either window.

Alternatively, if you love keyboard shortcuts like I do, simply use this combination: ALT + W, then N.

Open Two Tabs in Excel
View menu for Excel

Here is an example of how it looks for this sample loan calculator file:

Open New Window Side By Side in Excel


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