Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Picking Worksheets Quickly.

Picking Worksheets Quickly

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated November 25, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


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An Excel workbook can contain almost any number of worksheets, and the tabs for those worksheets are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Everyone knows that if the tabs can't all fit across the bottom of the screen, you can use the navigation buttons in the bottom-left screen corner to scroll through the worksheet tabs.

What you may not know is that Excel provides a cool way to pick a worksheet if you can't see its tab on the screen. (Hmmm; do I scroll left or right? How far do I need to go?) All you need to do is right-click on the navigation buttons. (The navigation buttons appear just to the left of the worksheet tabs.) Excel displays the names of all your worksheets. Just pick the one you want, and off you go—no need to worry about which way to scroll!

Note, as well, that in some versions of Excel you can only display up to 16 worksheets in the list. If there are more than 16 worksheets in your workbook, the last entry in the list of worksheets will be "More Sheets…". Choose this option, and Excel displays a full-fledged dialog box that lists all your worksheets. In newer versions of Excel you can simply scroll through the list of worksheets. Either way, select the one you want, and you are good to go!

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3591) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Picking Worksheets Quickly.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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