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Using a Single Instance of Excel with Two Monitors

If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time working in Microsoft Excel. And if you're like most people, you probably have more than one monitor. So why not use both monitors to your advantage?

There are a few different ways to use two monitors with Excel. You can either open two instances of Excel, or you can use one instance of Excel and extend your worksheets across both monitors.

If you decide to open two instances of Excel, you can simply drag one window over to the other monitor. Then, you can resize each window so that you can see both your workbooks side-by-side. This is a great way to compare data between two workbooks, or to reference one workbook while working in another.

If you decide to use one instance of Excel and extend your worksheets across both monitors, there are a few different ways to do this as well. One way is to click on the View tab, then click on Arrange All. From here, you can select how you want your windows arranged. You can choose to have them tiled horizontally or vertically. Or, you can choose the option to cascade your windows.

Another way to arrange your windows is to simply click and drag them into place. For example, if you have one workbook open on each monitor, you can click and drag the title bar of one window over to the other monitor. Then, let go of the mouse button and the window will snap into place.

Once your windows are arranged how you want them, it's time to start working! If you have two workbooks open side-by-side, you can easily reference data from one workbook while working in another. Simply click on the cell in the first workbook that you want to reference, then click on the cell in the second workbook where you want to enter the data. The cell references will automatically update.

You can also copy and paste data between two workbooks by using the clipboard. Simply select the cells that you want to copy from one workbook, then press Ctrl+C (or Command+C on a Mac). Next, switch over to the other workbook and press Ctrl+V (or Command+V on a Mac) to paste the data.

Using two monitors with Excel is a great way to boost your productivity. So try it out and see how it works for you!

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