Moving a Worksheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 14, 2015)

Often it is necessary to move a worksheet from one place to another in the same workbook. Excel makes this easy by following these steps:

  1. Make sure the worksheet you want to move is displayed.
  2. Choose Move or Copy Sheet from the Edit menu. This displays the Move or Copy dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Move or Copy dialog box.

  4. In the Before Sheet list, select the worksheet that should come after the worksheet you selected in step 1.
  5. Click on OK. The worksheets are reordered.

You can also move worksheets by simply clicking on the worksheet tab and dragging it left or right. (Don't forget that "dragging" is accomplished by holding down the mouse button as you move the mouse.) When you release the mouse button, the worksheet is moved to that location.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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