Controlling Display of the Formula Bar

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 3, 2014)


The formula bar is the area at the top of the Sheets screen, just below the toolbar and just above the spreadsheet itself. The formula bar displays the contents of the currently selected cell. If you need more room to view a spreadsheet, or you don't need the information provided by the formula bar, you can turn it off.

To control display of the formula bar, simply choose View | Formula Bar. This option is a toggle; repeatedly selecting it turns the formula bar on and off. You can tell if the formula bar is displayed by (of course) seeing the formula bar on the screen, but you can also see a check mark beside the Formula Bar option on the View menu.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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What is six more than 8?

2014-04-03 06:27:06

JD Murphy

The formula bar seems to have only two options : 1 or 2 lines. Can this be increased?