If you have an Excel workbook that has hundreds of worksheets, and now you want to get a list of all the worksheet names, you can refer to this article. Here we will share 3 simple methods with you.
Sometimes, you may be required to generate a list of all worksheet names in an Excel workbook. If there are only few sheets, you can just use the Method 1 to list the sheet names manually. However, in the case that the Excel workbook contains a great number of worksheets, you had better use the latter 2 methods, which are much more efficient.
Method 1: Get List Manually
- First off, open the specific Excel workbook.
- Then, double click on a sheet’s name in sheet list at the bottom.
- Next, press “Ctrl + C” to copy the name.
- Later, create a text file.
- Then, press “Ctrl + V” to paste the sheet name.
- Now, in this way, you can copy each sheet’s name to the text file one by one.
Method 2: List with Formula
- At the outset, turn to “Formulas” tab and click the “Name Manager” button.
- Next, in popup window, click “New”.
- In the subsequent dialog box, enter “ListSheets” in the “Name” field.
- Later, in the “Refers to” field, input the following formula:
- After that, click “OK” and “Close” to save this formula.
- Next, create a new worksheet in the current workbook.
- Then, enter “1” in Cell A1 and “2” in Cell A2.
- Afterwards, select the two cells and drag them down to input 2,3,4,5, etc. in Column A.
- Later, put the following formula in Cell B1.
- At once, the first sheet name will be input in Cell B1.
- Finally, just copy the formula down until you see the “#REF!” error.
Method 3: List via Excel VBA
- For a start, trigger Excel VBA editor according to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Excel“.
- Then, put the following code into a module or project.
Sub ListSheetNamesInNewWorkbook() Dim objNewWorkbook As Workbook Dim objNewWorksheet As Worksheet Set objNewWorkbook = Excel.Application.Workbooks.Add Set objNewWorksheet = objNewWorkbook.Sheets(1) For i = 1 To ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Count objNewWorksheet.Cells(i, 1) = i objNewWorksheet.Cells(i, 2) = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(i).Name Next i With objNewWorksheet .Rows(1).Insert .Cells(1, 1) = "INDEX" .Cells(1, 1).Font.Bold = True .Cells(1, 2) = "NAME" .Cells(1, 2).Font.Bold = True .Columns("A:B").AutoFit End With End Sub
- Later, press “F5” to run this macro right now.
- At once, a new Excel workbook will show up, in which you can see the list of worksheet names of the source Excel workbook.
|Method 1||Easy to operate||Too troublesome if there are a lot of worksheets|
|Method 2||Easy to operate||Demands you to type the index first|
|Method 3||Quick and convenient||Users should beware of the external malicious macros|
|Easy even for VBA newbies|
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Thank you very much – exactly what I needed.
Thank you so much!!! Extremely helpful
Thanks a lot!
With the new O365 functions, you can directly use =TRANSPOSE(ListSheets).
If you also want/need the sheet numbers, =SEQUENCE(COLUMNS(ListSheets)) is even dynamic.
thank you, method 3 saved me a few hours of ctr-C/ctr-V
Thank you so much for sharing these three options. I disagree with the user who referred to the post as “idiotic”. It’s very easy to criticize, but takes real effort to help others. Thank you for your help!
this is idiotic–just make a freaking PDF from the excel file–you’ll get the names and a PDF of each.
Method two worked like a charm, thanks
How do I get it to make/update a tab in the current workbook instead of creating a new workbook?
Awesome! Method two worked great. Instructions were clear & screenshots were helpful. Doesn’t get better.
I also get the #BLOCKED! error message for option 2 and I can’t find a way to ‘unblock’ 🙁
Thanks, Saved me a lot of work
Method 2 does not work in Excel 2021!
Just a comment method 2 doesnt require a list first if you replace the =INDEX(ListSheets,A1) with =INDEX(ListSheets,Row(A1)).
Method 2 also requires you to save as macro enabled workbook as it uses Excel 4.0 legacy function
Really appreciated. So swift to use the VBA from ‘low knowledge’!
Thanks, how do I make the results output in my current file on the tab “Tab Index” which already exists, better yet into a table?
That was awesome!! Thanks for the VBA Code!!!!!! Saved me like an hour of mind numbing work!
I get an error #BLOCKED! when I try the method 2 (list with formula). I want to use the sheet name within my workbook, so the VBA method is no help.
Hi, List via Excel VBA works great, plz suggest what to change the code to get it start in row4, column B (Index in B4, Name in C4)
Thank you! This saved so much time for me, I really appreciate your sharing this with all!
BTW, is there a way to print just the visible worksheets (and not the hidden ones)? I know i’m asking for a lot here, but that might make the formula even better 🙂
Congratulations and thank you so much!!!
Thank you for that macro! It worked like a charm
This is amazing. Thanks so much for post! You just saved me hours of work.