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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 Inserting a New Worksheet.
Going through the process of adding a new worksheet to your workbook can sometimes be a drag. The number of menu choices you need to make can really slow you down. If you are on a roll and you don't want to take the time to wade through the menus, you can use a keyboard shortcut to quickly add a new worksheet. If you need to add a new worksheet before the current worksheet, you can do so by pressing Shift+F11.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2142) 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 Inserting a New Worksheet.
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