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: Copying a Hyperlink to Lots of Worksheets.

Copying a Hyperlink to Lots of Worksheets

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 1, 2020)

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Steven has a worksheet that has a hyperlink in cell B1. He wants to copy this hyperlink to cell D50 on each of the 75 worksheets in a particular workbook. He wonders if there is an easy way to do that.

Actually, there is a very easy way to do it, using editing techniques already familiar to most Excel users. All you need to do is follow these general steps:

  1. Select cell B1. (You'll need to do this by clicking one of the cells next to B1 and then using the arrow keys to move into cell B1. If you simply click the cell, you run the risk of activating the hyperlink, which you don't want to do.)
  2. Press Ctrl+C to copy the cell contents (the hyperlink) to the Clipboard.
  3. Select the first worksheet in the series (click the tab for that worksheet). Be aware that the first worksheet in the series cannot be the worksheet you are copying from
  4. Hold down the Shift key as you click on the tab for the last worksheet in the series. A range of worksheets should now be selected. Excel also adds the word [Group] to the title bar to indicate you have a group of worksheets selected
  5. Select cell D50.
  6. Press Ctrl+V.
  7. Select the worksheet you are copying from (in step 1) and select cell D50.
  8. Press Ctrl+V.

That's it. You end up with the hyperlink pasted into cell D50 on each and every worksheet. Step 7 above ungrouped the worksheets (that were grouped in steps 3 and 4) so you can go back to working on a single worksheet.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (10850) 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: Copying a Hyperlink to Lots of Worksheets.

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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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2016-02-10 12:34:10

Jude

I have close to 900 documents to hyperlink from my computer to MS Excel, please how can I hyperlink multiple documents at a time without having to do it one by one


2015-04-06 09:15:41

Doug Edwards

Additionally on accessing cells with hyperlinks: my version (2010) shows the hyperlink information when I hover over the hyperlink cell and it gives a message "Click once to follow. Click and hold to select." I use this procedure to edit or copy the hyperlink information without activating the hyperlink. This would also work instead of sneaking up on the hyperlink cell by going beside it and arrowing over. Until I learned this, it was frustrating working with the hyperlink cell.


2015-04-05 10:05:26

Zelda

Thanks DavidB, your instructions worked.
Perhaps the author will update the tip to revise step 3.

Thanks again for your assistance.


2015-04-05 06:52:37

Willy Vanhaelen

Step 3. in this tip is wrong. You may not select all sheets. The sheet you are copying from may not be included in your selection, iow, you can select all sheets but the one you are copying from.


2015-04-05 01:43:28

DavidB

However, the paste function is not disabled if you select a range of tabs as follows: left-click the first tab in the range and Shift+left-click the last tab in the range.


2015-04-04 18:23:04

Zelda

Did not work in Excel 2010, same issue with paste function disabled after selecting all sheets.


2015-04-04 09:26:17

Walter

I have the same problem as bdev


2015-04-04 06:23:09

bdev

I use Excel 2013. The tip does not work for me. The paste function gets disabled after selecting all sheets


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