Windowing problem in Excel
July 14, 2010 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Windowing problem in Excel.

I fat fingered something, and now when I open a spreadsheet in Excel, it appears as a whole separate window, complete with minimize, resize, and close buttons and scroll bars, inside the Excel work space. The scroll bars on the outer Excel window are no longer displayed. How do I go back to just the spreadsheet without the extra window?

I'm running Excel 2003, Windows XP Pro, SP3, on an elderly, borrowed Gateway laptop.
posted by Bruce H. to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Best answer: Click the maximize button or double clicke the title bar on the child window.
posted by wongcorgi at 2:56 PM on July 14, 2010

Best answer: Hit maximize, that should re-maximize the mini-window within the macro-window.
posted by brainmouse at 2:56 PM on July 14, 2010

Response by poster: Doh! :) Now why couldn't I find that in the help?

Thank you kindly.

I'll risk a follow up question: What did I do to make it happen in the first place?
posted by Bruce H. at 3:13 PM on July 14, 2010

Below the big excel window's minimize/maximize/close buttons there's another, smaller set of minimize/maximize/close buttons. You hit minimize.
posted by brainmouse at 3:16 PM on July 14, 2010

Response by poster: So I see. Thanks again.
posted by Bruce H. at 3:22 PM on July 14, 2010

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