Excel Worksheet (Table of Contents)
What is Worksheet in Excel?
A worksheet is a compilation of cells where you hold and modify the data. A worksheet is a name given to the large grid where you are actually performing your calculations. Worksheets are where you store your info, and you typically have more than one worksheet in your workbook.
By default, when we open the workbook, we get 3 worksheets named “Sheet 1, Sheet 2, and Sheet 3”.
To go to any of the worksheets, we need to just click on that worksheet by using our left click of the mouse.
As soon as you see the above cursor click your left mouse key, and it will take you to that page, and the view will be of that page only.
If you want to use a shortcut key for quick navigation between worksheets, then use the below shortcut key.
- Ctrl + Page Down: To go to the right side sheets of the active sheet.
- Ctrl + Page Up: To go to the left side sheets of the active sheet.
How to Create New Worksheets in Excel?
If you want to have more worksheets, we can insert new worksheets with just a mouse click. Click on the “PLUS” icon of the sheet tab to add a new worksheet.
As soon as you click on this button, it will insert a new sheet to the right of the active sheet; for example, in the above image active sheet is “Sheet1”, if we click on the insert sheet icon, we will get the new sheet to the right of this sheet.
Once the sheet is inserted, we can also change the position of the worksheet by moving the worksheet to wherever we want to by holding the worksheet with our left click of the mouse. Before the insertion of the new sheet, the active sheet was “Sheet 1”, but as soon as you insert the new sheet, it will take the place of the active sheet.
Change Name of the Worksheets
Also, at the same time, we can change the name of the worksheet to whatever name we wish to give. For example, we need to change the “Sheet2” name to “Sale Data”, so right-click on the sheet and choose the “Rename” option.
Now it will highlight the existing sheet name with edit mode.
Give the name and press Enter key to change the name of the worksheet.
If you are a fan of shortcut keys, use the below shortcut key.
ALT + O + R will take you to the sheet name edit mode straight away.
Change Worksheets Tab Color
We can also change the tab color of worksheets right click on the worksheet name and choose “Tab Color”.
As soon as you move your cursor on the “Tab Color”, it will show you a different gallery, so choose the desired color you wish to apply for the sheet.
So, the selected color will be applied to the sheet.
We cannot see the sheet tab color exactly at this point in time, so select the next sheet to view the tab color of the sheet correctly.
Change the Default Sheet Count
We can also change the default sheet count of getting 3 worksheets from 3 to any other number. Follow the below steps to change settings.
Step 1: Click on the “FILE” tab in the ribbon.
Step 2: Choose OPTIONS in that window.
Step 3: Go to “General” and find “When Creating New Workbooks”.
In this, we can actually change the default font name, size, view and number sheets to be included. The minimum count should be 1, so you can enter any other numbers. Click on “Ok” to close the above settings window, and whenever you open a new worksheet, it will give those many numbers of worksheets as we have provided in the settings.
Things to Remember
- By default, we get 3 worksheets.
- Shift + F11 is the shortcut key to insert a new worksheet.
- ALT + E + L is the shortcut key to delete a worksheet.
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