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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: Copying a Worksheet.
There are many times I have needed to duplicate a worksheet. Often it is because I have spent quite a bit of time developing a worksheet, and I want to use it as a starting point for another worksheet. Excel lets you copy worksheets in the following manner:
Figure 1. The Move or Copy dialog box.
There is a faster way to copy worksheets in the same workbook. All you need to do is hold down the Ctrl key as you drag a worksheet tab to a new position in the workbook. Excel automatically copies the worksheet to the new position, leaving the old sheet intact.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2684) 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: Copying a Worksheet.
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