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Dear Aidan

Good day.

If I have a workbook with many sheets around 80 can I find a specific one without having to right click the arrows & searching by my eyes. like Ctrl+F funnction?


You already know one shortcut which many don't - which is the right click to give you the full list of sheets - but there isn't any further inbuilt method to simplify this further (that I know of) - however, you could build (via a simple macro) and index tab which listed all the sheets with hyperlinks to them

Sub indexer()
Dim n As Long
n = 1
For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
Cells(n, 1).Value = sht.Name
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Cells(n, 1), Address:="", SubAddress:=sht.Name & "!A1", TextToDisplay:=sht.Name

n = n + 1
End Sub

This macro should be run with a blank sheet (ideally the first one in the workbook, or the last) active
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


My background is in the insurance industry and call centre areas, but have been called upon to provide many varied solutions.

I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!

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