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: Printing a Worksheet List.

Printing a Worksheet List

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 21, 2022)

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In complex workbooks that contain many worksheets, it is not unusual to need a list of the different worksheets. Once you have the list, you can print it or use it in some other fashion, such as to create a table of contents for your workbook. The following macro, GetSheets, quickly retrieves the names of the worksheets in the current workbook. It places them in the current worksheet, starting at cell A1 and then working downwards.

Sub GetSheets()
    Dim j As Integer
    Dim NumSheets As Integer

    NumSheets = Sheets.Count
    For j = 1 To NumSheets
        Cells(j, 1) = Sheets(j).Name
    Next j
End Sub

This macro will overwrite anything in a cell it needs in the current workbook, so you should make sure you don't need anything in column A of the worksheet. If you don't want to overwrite anything, make sure you create a new worksheet and then run the macro from that worksheet.

Once the list of worksheets is created, you can format it as desired, and then print it out.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12181) 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: Printing a Worksheet List.

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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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2022-05-21 11:19:18

J. Woolley

My Excel Toolbox includes the following dynamic array function:
=ListSheets([SkipHidden])
This function returns one row with sheet names in subsequent columns. To return the list in one column with several rows, use this:
=TRANSPOSE(ListSheets([SkipHidden]))
In older versions of Excel that do not support dynamic arrays, you can use ListSheets with the SpillArray function like this:
=SpillArray(TRANSPOSE(ListSheets([SkipHidden])))
SpillArray will determine and populate the spill range for its array expression argument, simulating a dynamic array.
My Excel Toolbox also includes the following function:
=SheetListUpdateLink([Friendly_Name],[Screen_Tip])
This function uses SuperLink to create a hyperlink that will list a workbook's sheets (including hidden sheets) in subsequent rows. Each sheet in the list includes a hyperlink to hide or activate (unhide) the sheet.
See https://sites.google.com/view/MyExcelToolbox


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