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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