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: Moving and Selecting Sheets with the Keyboard.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 27, 2014)
If you want to quickly move from one worksheet to another using the keyboard, you can do so by using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. You use Ctrl+PgUp to move toward the first worksheet in the workbook, and Ctrl+PgDown to move toward the last. When you reach the first or last worksheet, Excel does not wrap to the opposite end of the workbook if you continue to press the same shortcut key.
To select multiple sheets using the keyboard, simply hold down the Shift key as you use the above shortcuts. For instance, Shift+Ctrl+PgUp will extend the selected worksheets to include the previous one. Likewise, Shift+Ctrl+PgDown extends the selection to include the next worksheet.
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