View spreadsheets side by side

Excel 365 2013 2010 2007 2003
Sometimes it is necessary to compare two Excel worksheets. E.g., compare balance sheets for different periods of time. You can do it by comparing spreadsheets side by side in two automatically linked windows.

The sheets can be in the same workbook or in the different workbooks.

On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side:

View side by side Excel 2016
  • To scroll both worksheets at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling in the Window group on the View tab.
Synchronous Scrolling in Excel 2016
  • To close the Side by Side view, click View Side by Side again.

See also this tip in French: Comment afficher les feuilles de calcul côte à côte.

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