You can hide any worksheet in a workbook to remove it from view. You can also hide the workbook window of a workbook to remove it from your workspace. The data in hidden worksheets and workbook windows is not visible, but it can still be referenced from other worksheets and workbooks. You can display hidden worksheets or workbook windows as needed.
By default, all workbook that you open are displayed on the taskbar, but you can hide or display them on the taskbar as needed.
Note: The screen shots in this article were taken in Excel 2016. If you have a different version your view might be slightly different, but unless otherwise noted, the functionality is the same.
Hide or unhide a worksheet
Select the worksheets that you want to hide.
How to select worksheets
A single sheet
Click the sheet tab.
If you don't see the tab that you want, click the scrolling buttons to the left of the sheet tabs to display the tab, and then click the tab.
Two or more adjacent sheets
Click the tab for the first sheet. Then hold down Shift while you click the tab for the last sheet that you want to select.
Two or more nonadjacent sheets
Click the tab for the first sheet. Then hold down Command while you click the tabs of the other sheets that you want to select.
All sheets in a workbook
Right-click a sheet tab, and then click Select All Sheets on the shortcut menu.
On the Home tab, click Format > under Visibility > Hide & Unhide > Hide Sheet.
To unhide a worksheet, follow the same steps, but select Unhide. You'll be presented with a dialog box listing which sheets are hidden, so select the one you want to unhide.
Hide or unhide a workbook window
Click the Window menu, click Hide or Unhide.
When you Unhide a worksheet, you can only do so one at a time, so select from the list of hidden sheets in the unhide dialog box.
If Unhide is unavailable, the workbook does not contain hidden workbook windows.
When you exit Excel, you will be asked if you want to save changes to the hidden workbook window. Click Yes if you want the workbook window to be hidden the next time that you open the workbook.
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