In Excel 2016, the new ribbon interface has been made to make it more user-friendly. In order to hide a column in Excel, you can use the Hide Columns button on the ribbon.
To hide a column in Excel 2016:
- On the Home tab of the Ribbon, click or tap on hiding Columns.
- Then select which columns you want to hide.
- Click or tap on OK when done.
Column Hiding is useful when there are two or more columns that you want to hide. You can then use the Hide command of the Ribbon’s Home tab to make sure no one sees the hidden columns.
To create a hidden column, select the cell where you want it and choose Format > Column > Hide Column from the ribbon's Home tab.