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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Quickly Copying Worksheets.
If you need to make a copy of a worksheet, you probably already know that you can use the Move or Copy Sheet option from the Edit menu. There is a quicker way to make a copy, however. All you need to do is follow these steps:
That's it! Excel makes an exact copy of the worksheet, depositing it at the point where you released the mouse button.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (1948) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Quickly Copying Worksheets.
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