Microsoft Excel - An extremely basic question

When using Excel, I occasionally want to have 2 spreadsheets open at once, side by side.

I notice that I cannot do this. When I open a second one, the first one closes.

What’s the skinny?

If you demaximize the window, can you open another spreadsheet in another window?

This happens when you open a new worksheet in an instance of Excel that’s already running (the old spreadsheet doesn’t close, it just goes into the background). Try opening a new instance of Excel from the start menu, then open the sheet you want.

also, try clicking “Open a new window”. This should bring up your disappearing spread sheet on the screen.

Thanks, all, I appreciate the assist.