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: Sheets for Days.

# Sheets for Days

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 14, 2021)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003

When you are starting a new workbook, it is very common to name each worksheet after a different day of the month. If you do this quite a bit, you know it can be tiresome to rename each worksheet, in turn, to exactly what you need.

The following macro was developed to help in these situations. It checks the names of the worksheets in your workbook, renaming them to the days of the month if they begin with the letters "Sheet". If there are not enough sheets in the workbook, it adds sheets, as necessary, for each day of the month.

```Sub DoDays()
Dim J As Integer
Dim K As Integer
Dim sDay As String
Dim sTemp As String
Dim iTarget As Integer
Dim dBasis As Date

iTarget = 13
While (iTarget < 1) Or (iTarget > 12)
iTarget = Val(InputBox("Numeric month?"))
If iTarget = 0 Then Exit Sub
Wend

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
sTemp = Str(iTarget) & "/1/" & Year(Now())
dBasis = CDate(sTemp)

For J = 1 To 31
sDay = Format((dBasis + J - 1), "dddd mm-dd-yyyy")
If Month(dBasis + J - 1) = iTarget Then

If J <= Sheets.Count Then
If Left(Sheets(J).Name, 5) = "Sheet" Then
Sheets(J).Name = sDay
Else
ActiveSheet.Name = sDay
End If
Else
ActiveSheet.Name = sDay
End If
End If
Next J

For J = 1 To (Sheets.Count - 1)
For K = J + 1 To Sheets.Count
If Right(Sheets(J).Name, 10) > _
Right(Sheets(K).Name, 10) Then
Sheets(K).Move Before:=Sheets(J)
End If
Next K
Next J

Sheets(1).Activate
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
```

The macro sets each tab name equal to the day of the week followed by the actual date, as in "Wednesday 03-28-2012." If you want to change the way that the tabs are named for each day, just change how the sDay variable is constructed in the macro.

The last step in the macro is that it places the worksheets in proper order, based on the days of the month. The result is that if you have any other worksheets left in the workbook (in other words, you had some that did not begin with the letters "Sheet," then those worksheets end up at the end of the workbook, after the sheets for each day.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2836) 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: Sheets for Days.

##### Author Bio

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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What is three less than 3?

2022-03-07 12:42:36

Brittany

hi! Can you tell me how to get it to copy a template page now for each day?

2021-04-27 11:33:25

Dawn N.

This worked brilliantly for all the dates in the current year but I need to continue the tabs for the following year till June 30th. Is there a way to have this continue for 2022? Thanks in advance for your help.

Dawn

2017-11-29 14:27:19

macro challenged

@Willy Vanhaelen
Thank you very much.

(I cannot see comments posted before October - they must not be set to display)

2017-11-08 12:23:01

Willy Vanhaelen

@macro challenged
In the macros of my comment of 4 August 2017 in the Exelribbon version of this tip (https://excelribbon.tips.net/T011523_Sheets_for_Days)
change
For X = 1 To X
to
For X = X To 1 Step -1

There is no way to run a macro unless the workbook is Macro enabled.

2017-11-07 17:34:27

macro challenged

Hi You Are a HERO!!

This is what I want to do, do you know how I would reverse order the sheets? I want first of the month all the way to the right.

Another question? Is there any way that I can run this in the immediate window (I am not able to email excel sheets with Macro enabled)

Thanks

2017-10-25 11:35:15

Willy Vanhaelen

@Jeff
Read carefully my comment. The second macro can do all you ask for. Try it.

2017-10-25 06:41:42

Jeff

Thank you for this macro!

Is there a way to exclude certain days (Saturday and Sunday)?

Is there a way to have this macro work for months in future years, say January 2018?

2017-10-24 07:32:12

Willy Vanhaelen

@Tyler
Take a look at my comment of 4 August 2017 in the Exelribbon version of this tip (https://excelribbon.tips.net/T011523_Sheets_for_Days). Perhaps that is what you are lloking for?

2017-10-23 20:23:46

Tyler

This is exactly what I've been trying to do. Is there a way to have this select a specific template for the new sheets? I have a report I run everyday and if I can get this to work like I think it can, that would be amazing.

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