If you have a large spreadsheet, chances are good that information may be hidden by the limitations of your computer screen. To help you view and select cells in different parts of your spreadsheet, Excel offers various ways to navigate a spreadsheet using the mouse and keyboard.
Using the mouse to move around in a spreadsheet
To navigate a spreadsheet with the mouse, you can click the scroll bars or use the scroll wheel on your mouse, if you have one. To use the scroll bars, you have three choices:
Click the up/down or right/left arrows on the horizontal or vertical scroll bars.
This moves the spreadsheet one row (up or down) or column (right or left) at a time.
Drag the scroll box of a scroll bar.
Click the scroll area (any area to the left/right or above/below the scroll box on the scroll bar).
This moves the spreadsheet one screen left/right or up/down.
If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use this wheel to move through a spreadsheet by two methods:
Roll the mouse's scroll wheel up or down to scroll your spreadsheet up or down.
Press the scroll wheel to display a four-way pointing arrow, then move the mouse up, down, right, or left. (When you're done, click the scroll wheel again.)