Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Using Go To to Jump to a Chart Sheet.

Using Go To to Jump to a Chart Sheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 3, 2017)

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When you want to jump to a specific worksheet in a workbook, you can use the Go To feature of Excel to make the jump painless, in the following manner:

  1. Press F5. Excel displays the Go To dialog box.
  2. In the Reference box, enter MySheet!A1. (Replace "MySheet" with the name of the worksheet you want to jump to.)
  3. Click OK.

This works great for regular worksheets, but it won't work if you want to jump to a chart sheet. Why? Because Go To is used to jump to specific cells (in this case, cell A1 on MySheet), and chart sheets have no cells you can reference.

If you want a quick way to jump to a chart sheet, you will need to resort to a macro. You can have the macro ask for a chart sheet name, and then use the Activate or Select methods with the sheet name. The pertinent line of the macro—the one that does the actual "jumping"—can be either of these:

Sheets("MyChart").Activate
Sheets("MyChart").Select

All you need to do is substitute the proper name of the chart sheet in place of "MyChart."

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (7735) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Using Go To to Jump to a Chart Sheet.

Author Bio

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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2017-05-03 09:24:34

Joseph

There is another method that I have been using.
In the extreme lower left-hand corner of any work sheet are two arrows (pointing left and right, to move forward or backward among all sheets.)
Right-click and a list of all the worksheets in your workbook will be displayed. Choose the one you are searching for and it will be displayed.


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