Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Retrieving Worksheet Names.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 21, 2017)
If you have a very large number of worksheets in a workbook, you might want to retrieve the names of those worksheets and put then on their own worksheet. For instance, you may want them in one place so you can use them in a table of contents or in some other fashion. The following macro, GetSheets, will quickly retrieve the names of the worksheets in the current workbook and put them in the current workbook, beginning at whatever cell is currently selected.
Sub GetSheets() Dim w As Worksheet Dim iRow As Integer Dim iCol As Integer iRow = Selection.Row iCol = Selection.Column For Each w in Worksheets Cells(iRow, iCol) = w.Name iRow = iRow + 1 Next w End Sub
If you want to make an actual table of contents where the sheet names are actually hyperlinks to the worksheets, you could modify the macro in the following manner:
Sub MakeTOC() Dim w As Worksheet Dim iRow As Integer Dim iCol As Integer Dim sTemp As String iRow = Selection.Row iCol = Selection.Column For Each w in Worksheets Cells(iRow, iCol) = w.Name sTemp = "'" & w.Name & "'!A1" ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Cells(iRow, iCol), _ Address:="", SubAddress:=sTemp, TextToDisplay:=w.Name iRow = iRow + 1 Next w End Sub
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11679) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Retrieving Worksheet Names.
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