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: Quickly Inserting a New Worksheet.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 19, 2020)
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, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. 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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