How to Return to Normal View in Excel 2013

There are some things that you may want to add to your Excel spreadsheet that are only viewable on a printed document, such as adding page numbers. But doing so will require you to exit the Normal view in Excel that you are likely most accustomed to.

While you can still perform most of the tasks in Excel that you need to when you are in a different view, you might want to switch back to the normal view because it is more comfortable.

Fortunately, it is easy to switch views in Excel 2013 by following the steps below.

Switching to Normal View in Excel 2013

The Normal view in Excel 2013 is the one that the program opens to by default. This will display only the cells in your spreadsheet. You will not see the header and footer, nor will you see the page breaks.

Step 1: Open the document in Excel 2013 that you want to return to Normal view.

Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

click the view tab

Step 3: Click the Normal option in the Workbook Views section of the navigational ribbon at the top of the window.

how to return to normal view in excel 2013

Be sure to save your workbook after switching views, as this is something that Excel saves when you close your workbook. If you do not save the spreadsheet, it will continue to open with the view that was previously being used.

Now that you know how to return to normal view in Excel 2013, you can use this setting to toggle back and forth between different view modes in the application.

Have you added comments to your spreadsheet that you want to be able to print with your spreadsheet? Learn how to print comments in Excel 2013.

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