FormulaDesk Navigator

Excel add-in

Navigation tools for excel

Multi-line sheet tabs

See more sheets

No more endless scrolling to find a sheet. See all your sheets at once, in a multi-line display, which can be displayed at the top or bottom of Excel.

Resizable pane

Drag the pane to display as many or as few rows of sheet tabs as you want.

Top or bottom

Display the sheet tabs along the bottom or top of the Excel window.

Vertical sheet tabs

Perfect for presentations

Not only can you see more sheets, but the vertical layout makes a lot of sense when presenting.

Resizable pane

Drag the pane to display as many or as few rows of sheet tabs as you want.

Left or right

Display the sheet tabs on the left or right of the Excel window.

Filter & sort sheet tabs

Filter by color

Only display sheets of selected colors.

Filter by custom tag

Create custom tags, such as ‘Summer’, ‘FY 2019’, ‘IT Dept’ or anything else, then assign one or multiple tags to a sheet. Now you can filter by tag-name, to only show sheets that are tagged with the tag-name. Pinned sheets will always be displayed, no matter what tag-name.

'Pin' important sheets

Right-click sheet tabs and ‘pin’ them, ensuring that they are always visible, no matter what fiilters are applied, and always appear at the top of the list.


Sort by name, index, most recent.(ascending and descending)

Custom tags

Define custom tags to filter the dispayed sheets by:

  1. Create the tag.
  2. Add sheets to the tag.
  3. On the filter screen, select the tag(s) to filter by.
  4. Only sheets belonging to the selected tag(s) will be displayed in the sheet list.

Export filtered view

Export a filtered view as a new workbook. Once you’ve applied filters to show only the sheets you want to see, save a version of the workbook with only those sheets visible, so that you can send it to a colleague. It can be optionally password protected too, to prevent other people from unhiding the hidden sheets.

Bulk-edit sheets

Edit multiple sheets at once, setting their:

  • Color
  • Visibility (hide, unhide)
  • Custom tags (for filtering)

Quick Navigator

Quickly switch between sheets

Instantly switch between your most recent worksheets with Quick Navigator (press CTRL+TAB) – no more scrolling the worksheet tabs to find the worksheet you want.


Press and release CTRL+TAB to instantly switch between the current sheet and previous one. Alternatively, pressing CTRL+TAB then releasing TAB but keeping CTRL pressed shows a pop-up navigation screen which allows you to switch between recently-viewed sheets quickly, even across workbooks. Keep CTRL pressed while using this screen. Releasing the CTRL key hides the screen and navigates to the currently selected sheet. Use TAB or DOWN_ARROW to move down and SHIFT+TAB or UP_ARROW to move up. Use LEFT_ARROW and RIGHT_ARROW to move left and right.


Create named bookmarks of any cell or range of cells, then click the ‘Bookmarks’ button on the FormulaDesk menu to view the bookmarks. Click on a bookmark name to navigate to the bookmark.

Customize type of highlight

  • Highlight the entire row and column
  • Draw arrows pointing to it
  • Draw a border around it

Track active cell

Highlight active cell

Clearly see which cell is active, even when Excel loses focus.

Customize styling

  • Color
  • Transparency
  • Line-thickness


Does FormulaDesk work on Mac ?

No, it only works on Excel for Windows.

What happens if I send my Excel file to a colleague who doesn't have FormulaDesk Navigator installed? ?

When you send the file to co-workers, then those that have the add-in installed will have exactly the same view as you. When they don’t have the add-in installed, then the file will work exactly as normal ie: no multi-row sheet tabs, no filtering by color or tag etc. FormulaDesk Navigator is essentially a viewer – it allows you to see and work with sheet tabs in new ways. Also, the views aren’t turned on by default – you need to select the view from the ribbon menu, and you can turn it off again at any time to return to the ‘normal’ Excel view.

Known Issues

  • Changing the Windows DPI (text-scale/size) at runtime causes Track Cell feature to draw incorrectly.

System Requirements

Excel 365 (desktop), Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2013

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7