Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. 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: Moving from Sheet to Sheet with the Keyboard.

Moving Between and Selecting Sheets with the Keyboard

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 20, 2019)

If you want to quickly move from one worksheet to another using the keyboard, you can do so by using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. You use Ctrl+PgUp to move toward the first worksheet in the workbook, and Ctrl+PgDown to move toward the last. When you reach the first or last worksheet, Excel does not wrap to the opposite end of the workbook if you continue to press the same shortcut key.

To select multiple sheets using the keyboard, simply hold down the Shift key as you use the above shortcuts. For instance, Shift+Ctrl+PgUp will extend the selected worksheets to include the previous one. Likewise, Shift+Ctrl+PgDown extends the selection to include the next worksheet.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9266) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Moving from Sheet to Sheet with the Keyboard.

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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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