Show or hide scroll bars in Word

In this tutorial we are going to see how to show or hide scrollbars in Word 2016, 2013 & 2010. Microsoft Word users can use the settings available as Word Options to show or hide vertical and horizontal bars.


Display Settings – Horizontal and Vertical Scroll bars

Click the File menu –> Options, this would display the Word Options window.


In the Word Options window, click Advanced tab and scroll down to Display section. Now you can show or hide scroll bars using the check boxes with label as “Show horizontal scroll bar” and “Show vertical scroll bar”. After making changes to the required check boxes, click OK button to confirm and save the changes.

In Category: Office 2010, Word 2010

Ravi Shankar

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  • Denise Harrison February 23, 2012, 4:09 am

    I check the box for Horizontal scroll bar and it still is not showing up. The vertical one works fine. word 2010.

  • Enid February 5, 2013, 8:12 pm

    Both vertical and horizintal bars are ticked, but still do not appear on screen. What else can I try?

  • Yen Truong January 6, 2014, 2:08 am

    You should click on the button Full screen near the red button X to close the window. Hope it help.

  • Ravi Shankar January 6, 2014, 8:49 am

    Thanks for your help.

  • mehdi September 14, 2015, 11:39 am


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