How do I get the status bar to show in Excel 2007?


L

LynetteB

My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or hide.
 
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J

JLatham

Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?

You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.
 
L

LynetteB

Since this is Excel 2007 (educational version) I went to the Start/Excel
Options button, but I still couldn't find any reference to the status
bar--the bar found at the bottom of the screen just above the start button
and the open files buttons.
--
Lynette


JLatham said:
Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?

You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.

LynetteB said:
My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or hide.
 
J

JLatham

Well, now that's a real problem.

The show/hide option for the Status bar no longer exists in 2007. The
information I have says that for 2007 it is "always visible by default". Now
what gets me about that statement is that when I see something that says "by
default" I automatically assume that there is some setting besides default.
But I can't find any reference to hiding it ... yet. I'm still looking
around for an answer of a different color.

LynetteB said:
Since this is Excel 2007 (educational version) I went to the Start/Excel
Options button, but I still couldn't find any reference to the status
bar--the bar found at the bottom of the screen just above the start button
and the open files buttons.
--
Lynette


JLatham said:
Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?

You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.

LynetteB said:
My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or hide.
 
J

JLatham

In your original posting you say that it is blank (inferring that it is
actually visible) and that there is a checklist of available items for it to
show. Have you looked at the list and made sure that things you think should
be visible are set properly? Checked doesn't necessarily mean will be
displayed - look at the right side of the list and it will show the setting.

Have you tried checking one and then setting up some condition that should
cause it to appear on the status bar? For instance, you could choose to
display when Caps Lock is on and then press your Caps Lock key and see if it
shows up.

Does the word "Ready" appear at the left edge of the bar as you see it now?

LynetteB said:
Since this is Excel 2007 (educational version) I went to the Start/Excel
Options button, but I still couldn't find any reference to the status
bar--the bar found at the bottom of the screen just above the start button
and the open files buttons.
--
Lynette


JLatham said:
Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?

You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.

LynetteB said:
My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or hide.
 
2

2007fanfoe

Hi JLatham,

Try:
Application.CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = True 'Show
Application.CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = False 'Hide

Regards,

Fanfoe

Well, now that's a real problem.

The show/hide option for the Status bar no longer exists in 2007.  The
information I have says that for 2007 it is "always visible by default".  Now
what gets me about that statement is that when I see something that says "by
default" I automatically assume that there is some setting besides default.  
But I can't find any reference to hiding it ... yet.  I'm still looking
around for an answer of a different color.



LynetteB said:
Since this is Excel 2007 (educational version) I went to the Start/Excel
Options button, but I still couldn't find any reference to the status
bar--the bar found at the bottom of the screen just above the start button
and the open files buttons.
Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?
You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.
:
My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or  hide.

- Show quoted text -
 
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J

JLatham

Thanks - but I'm wondering if it's really hidden, how it got that way. Of
course I guess it could have been through a macro somewhere.

LynetteB:
Open Excel and then press [Alt]+[F11] to get into the VB Editor. Find the
"Immediate" Window (if it isn't obvious to you, check in the View menu).
Type the =True command that 2007fanfoe provided into the Immediate window and
press the [Enter] key.

You can close the VB Editor after that.

Good luck.

Hi JLatham,

Try:
Application.CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = True 'Show
Application.CommandBars("Status Bar").Visible = False 'Hide

Regards,

Fanfoe

Well, now that's a real problem.

The show/hide option for the Status bar no longer exists in 2007. The
information I have says that for 2007 it is "always visible by default". Now
what gets me about that statement is that when I see something that says "by
default" I automatically assume that there is some setting besides default.
But I can't find any reference to hiding it ... yet. I'm still looking
around for an answer of a different color.



LynetteB said:
Since this is Excel 2007 (educational version) I went to the Start/Excel
Options button, but I still couldn't find any reference to the status
bar--the bar found at the bottom of the screen just above the start button
and the open files buttons.
"JLatham" wrote:
Are you speaking of the status bar in Excel or the Taskbar in Windows?
You can display/hide the status bar in Excel through the Tools | Options
[View] tab.
"LynetteB" wrote:
My status bar is blank, but when I right-click on it, I see a checklist of
items that it will supposedly show or hide.

- Show quoted text -
 

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