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Moving a Worksheet to Another Workbook

As you develop more and more Excel workbooks, you may have the necessity of moving a worksheet from one workbook to another. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Make sure both the source and target workbooks are open.
  2. Display the worksheet you want to move.
  3. Choose Move or Copy Sheet from the Edit menu. This displays the Move or Copy dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Move or Copy dialog box.

  5. Using the To Book pull-down list, choose the name of the target workbook. The list of worksheets in the Before Sheet list will change to reflect the workbook you selected.
  6. In the Before Sheet list, select the worksheet that should come after the worksheet you selected in step 2.
  7. Click on OK. The worksheet is moved.

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Comments for this tip:

Willy Vanhaelen    03 Aug 2016, 10:07
This tip is for Excel 97 ... 2003, not for Excel 2010.

But in Excel 2010 right click the sheet tab you want to move and select Move or Copy..., then you get the same dialog as in figure 1) and you can continue with 4., 5. and 6.
Ed    03 Aug 2016, 00:47
I think this would be a great tip if I knew where the "Edit menu". None of the ribbon tabs in Excel 2010 say "Edit", and the "Editing" section of the "Home" tab does not show anything about moving or copying.

Kind of hard to follow, when the first instruction assumes something that, sadly, is not at all obvious. Thanks.

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