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: Quickly Inserting a New Worksheet.

Quickly Inserting a New Worksheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 19, 2015)

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Going through the process of adding a new worksheet to your workbook can sometimes be a drag. The number of ribbon selections you need to make can really slow you down. If you are on a roll and you don't want to take the time to wade through the choices on the ribbon tabs, you can use a keyboard shortcut to quickly add a new worksheet. If you need to add a new worksheet before the current worksheet, you can do so by pressing Shift+F11.

You can also click the New Sheet icon next to the sheet tabs. Then click and drag the tab to position the sheet in whichever order you need.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12102) 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: Quickly Inserting a New Worksheet.

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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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What is four more than 7?

2019-11-30 12:46:06

John Mann

A method I have found very handy is right click a tab, and from the context menu select "Insert". This opens a dialogue box with 2 tab "General" & "Spreadsheet Soloutions". These are templates and other interesting things. I use this regularly with a work book where I create monthly reports for the non-profit group of which I am treasure. Since every report starts with the same layout I simply created a template for the report and saved it as an Excel template. Now it's readily available whenever I want to create a new report..

The only minor snag is that the newly created worksheet is placed immediately left of the tab which was right clicked, but this can be overcome either by simply accpting that limitation and dragging the tab where it's wanted or alternatively, create an empty sheet to the right which can be used just to right click.

Whne I decide this workbook has enought sheets in it, and it's time to start a new one I can use the same template to create my new workb ook


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