Love quickly switching between websites by using tabs with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari? Wish you could use tabs with MS OfficeNow you can, thanks to a freeware utility called Office Tabs.

Office Tabs installs in seconds, is readily customizable, and will make your use of Office easier, faster, and dare I say, more enjoyable. Instead of tediously switching from document to document, each is represented by a tab in a single Word, Excel, or PowerPoint window:

You can simply click on the document you want to work on, or use a simple, user-defined shortcut to switch from document to document. To open a new document, simply double click on the blank space in the tab bar. Office Tabs is easy and intuitive to use, and I’m confident you’ll really enjoy trying it out. Many aspects can be customized, including the appearance, position, and colors of the tabs. Here’s another Excel example (you can see I’ve customized it so the tab for the worksheet I’m using is highlighted yellow) –

Office Tabs works with all editions of MS Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. A premium version which has additional capabilities (save all tabs, close all tabs, etc.) is available for $25, but the free version has all the basics and definitely will enhance your Office experience. Now, if it could only refill my coffee cup!  See it here:  Office Tabs

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5 Comments on MS Office: save time, improve efficiency by adding tabs to MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint with freeware “Office Tabs”

  1. Adriano says:

    Nice! Does anything similar exist for


    Kevin Reply:


    This has been identified as a potential improvement to OpenOffice, but as of right now, it’s not available.


  2. Harris says:

    Does anyone know if this works with any of the Apple operating systems?


  3. Rick Popowitz says:

    Does this work on Office for Mac 2011.


    Kevin Reply:


    I don’t believe it does, but I’m not 100% certain. There is absolutely no mention of the Mac OS on the Office Tabs website.


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