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: Retrieving Worksheet Names.

Retrieving Worksheet Names

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated March 11, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


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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

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11679) 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: Retrieving Worksheet Names.

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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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2023-03-11 09:57:33

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