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How to Show Sheet Tabs in Excel

When we open the Excel workbook, it contains several worksheet tabs like Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 or the named worksheet tab like January, February, etc. Sometimes, we can’t see tabs, some or all of them, at the bottom of the workbook. We need to learn methods of how to make these sheet tabs visible when not showing tabs.

Figure 1. How to Show Tabs

Turn On Show Sheet Tabs Settings

If none of the worksheet tabs is visible at the bottom of the workbook, then it means Show Sheet Tabs settings is turned off. Therefore, we must check the settings and ensure to make it turned on to show tabs by following the below steps;

  • Go to File and select Excel Options.

Figure 2. Excel Options

  • On the left side of the Options window, select Advanced settings and scroll it down. Under the Display options for this workbook, make sure that there is check (⇃) on Show Sheet Tabs checkbox. Turn it on if it is not selected.

Figure 3. Show Sheet Tabs Settings

Unhide the Worksheet(s)

If some of the worksheets are not displaying then it means that they are either hidden or there is an issue with Excel not showing tabs.

Figure 4. Can’t See Tabs

We need to make hidden worksheet(s) unhidden by following these steps;

  • Right-click on any of the visible sheet tabs and select Unhide

Figure 5. Unhide Sheet tabs

  • From the Unhide dialog box, select the hidden sheet tab(s) and press the OK button.

Figure 6. Hidden Sheet Tabs

  • After unhiding all the tabs not showing, we can view tabs now.

Figure 7. Unhiding Worksheets

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