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: Printing a Worksheet List.

Printing a Worksheet List

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 27, 2016)

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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, and 2016. 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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What is five more than 8?

2016-09-02 12:08:16

Tony O

Further to my previous post, I have now found out where I went wrong and now everything works fine. I had missed a ' sign out and typed "" and not "'".


2016-09-02 09:15:49

Tony O

Thank you for this tip.

I have added the following command which will make sure that the results will always be in the tab called Index

Worksheets("Index").Activate

Alex B's addition works well except I have some tab names that contain spaces and so the links to these tabs do not work. i.e. Tab data.

Is there a way to have the hyperlink adapt the tab name to match what it is expecting?


2016-09-02 00:09:44

Philip

One useful extension of this code is to embed it into a worksheet that you might call "Index" and have it refresh each time the Index sheet activates. Then, by copying this Index sheet into any workbook you have, you get an automatic indexing sheet in a couple of mouse clicks ...


2016-08-27 21:10:27

Alex B

I'm sure this is not the most elegant code but if you replace

Cells(j, 1) = Sheets(j).Name

With the following 2 lines of code, the list will have hyperlinks back to each of the sheets in the list (goes to cell A1)

strSheetName_Addr = "'" & Sheets(j).Name & "'!A1"

ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add anchor:=Cells(j, 1), Address:="", SubAddress:=strSheetName_Addr, TextToDisplay:=Sheets(j).Name


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