3 Methods to Create a List of Hyperlinks to All Worksheets in an Excel Workbook

When an Excel workbook has many worksheets, in order to access them quickly, you may want to create a list of hyperlinks to all worksheets. In this article, we will share 3 methods with you.

If you have an Excel workbook which contains a great amount of worksheets, you may find it troublesome to locate and access your desired worksheet. In this case, you can create a list of hyperlinks to all worksheets, which can let you jump to a specific worksheet simply by clicking on a hyperlink. It’s quite convenient. Thus, here we will introduce 3 ways to create such a list.

Method 1: Manually Create

  1. For a start, open the specific Excel workbook.
  2. Then, insert a new sheet before the first worksheet.Insert New Worksheet
  3. Next, right click on the Cell A1 and select “Hyperlink” from the context menu.Select "Hyperlink" from Context Menu
  4. Later, in “Insert Hyperlink” window, select “Place in This Document” on the left side.
  5. After that, in the list of “Or select a place in this document”, choose the first sheet except the current new sheet.Select Place in This Document
  6. Then, change “Text to display” to the sheet name.Change Text to Display
  7. Finally, click “OK” to insert the hyperlink.Inserted Hyperlink to a Sheet
  8. Now, you can insert the hyperlinks to the remaining sheets one by one.

Method 2: Create via Formula

  1. First off, create a new sheet.
  2. Then, list all worksheet names according to the Method 2 in the post “3 Quick Ways to Get a List of All Worksheet Names in an Excel Workbook“.Listed Sheet Names
  3. Later, put the formula below into Cell C1.
=HYPERLINK("#'"&B1&"'!A1",B1)

Insert Formula in Cell C1

  1. Ultimately, drag the function down to get the hyperlinks to the other sheets.Inserted Hyperlinks via Formula

Method 3: Create with VBA

  1. At the outset, launch Excel VBA editor by referring to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Excel“.
  2. Then, put the code below into a project or module.
Sub CreateMenuOfHyperlinksToAllWorksheets()
    Dim objSheet As Worksheet

    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets.Add(Before:=Worksheets(1)).Name = "Sheet Menu"
    Range("A1").Select

    For Each objSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        If ActiveSheet.Name <> objSheet.Name Then
           ActiveCell.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Selection, Address:="", SubAddress:= "'" & objSheet.Name & "'" & "!A1", TextToDisplay:=objSheet.Name
           ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
           ActiveCell.EntireColumn.AutoFit
        End If
    Next objSheet

    With ActiveSheet
         .Rows(1).Insert
         .Cells(1, 1) = "MENU"
         .Cells(1, 1).Font.Bold = True
         .Cells(1, 1).Font.Size = 14
         .Cells(1, 1).Columns.AutoFit
    End With
End Sub

VBA Code - Create a List of Hyperlinks to All Worksheets

  1. Next, press “F5” to run this macro.
  2. At once, you will see a new worksheet, which contains all the hyperlinks to all worksheets, like the following screenshot.List of Hyperlinks to All Worksheets

Comparison

  Advantages Disadvantages
Method 1 Easy to operate Too tedious if there are too many worksheets
Method 2 Quicker than Method 1 in case of multiple worksheets Demands you to list numbers and sheet names in advance
Method 3 Much faster and more effective than the above 2 methods Keep cautious of external macros that may be malicious

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