This tutorial will demonstrate how to open Excel files in new windows.
Task Bar Icon
We can open a new instance of Excel by right-clicking on the Excel icon in the task bar.
Right-click on the Excel icon and then click on Excel in the menu.
A new instance of Excel will open showing the backstage view. Click on Blank workbook to open a blank workbook, or click Open to open a file of your choice.
Start Menu Icon
Select the Start button, scroll down to the E section of the menu and then select Excel.
A new instance of Excel will open showing the backstage view.
We can open a new instance of Excel from a shortcut on our desktop. If we do not have a shortcut to Excel on our desktop, we can create one.
1. With Excel open, press CTRL + ALT + DEL on the keyboard.
2. Click on the Task Manager.
3. Right-click on the Excel instance to obtain a shortcut menu.
4. Click Open file location.
5. Right click on EXCEL.EXE and select Desktop (create shortcut) from the Send to menu.
A shortcut to Excel will be created on the desktop.
6. Double-click on the shortcut to open a new instance of Excel.
View New Window
We can also create a new window within the current instance of Excel.
In the Ribbon, select View > New Window.
In the title bar, we can see that the same book has a new window opened twice.
If we were to type in one window, the information would therefore appear in both windows. This is very useful if we want to view two different sections of a single sheet or two different sheets of a workbook at the same time, especially for larger workbooks.