View two Excel workbooks Side-By-Side vertically - solution

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    When you click “View Side by Side” in the "View" ribbon, Windows will arrange your workbooks one over the other, even if you had previously arranged them beside each other (“vertical” in Excel-speak).  This is very annoying!

    I solved this myself just as I was getting ready to post this message.  It's almost embarrasingly easy, but not obvious.  Still, it's annoying enough I thought it was worth posting in the forums.

    The solution is to simply use “ViewàArrange AllàVertical” to get them back to your original arrangement after you've enabled "View Side by Side".

    Hope this saves somebody time!

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:11 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Best regards,

    Rex Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 12, 2012 3:15 AM
  • Thank you  - I was just working on files in excel and googled the questions.  You are right - so easy but not if  you are in a hurry!!
    Friday, November 22, 2013 7:17 PM