Be careful when you move or copy sheets. Calculations or charts based on worksheet data might become inaccurate if you move the worksheet. Similarly, if you insert a worksheet between sheets that are referred to by a 3-D formula reference (3-D reference: A reference to a range that spans two or more worksheets in a workbook.), data on that worksheet might be included in the calculation.
- To move or copy sheets to another workbook, open the workbook that will receive the sheets.
- Switch to the workbook that contains the sheets you want to move or copy, and then select the sheets.
When you enter or change data, the changes affect all selected sheets. These changes may replace data on the active sheet and other selected sheets.
Note If sheet tabs have been color-coded, the sheet tab name will be underlined in a user-specified color when selected. If the sheet tab is displayed with a background color, the sheet has not been selected.
Cancel a selection of multiple sheets
To cancel a selection of multiple sheets in a workbook, click any unselected sheet.
If no unselected sheet is visible, right-click the tab of a selected sheet. Then click Ungroup Sheets on the shortcut menu.
- On the Edit menu, click Move or Copy Sheet.
- In the To book box, click the workbook to receive the sheets.
To move or copy the selected sheets to a new workbook, click new book.
- In the Before sheet box, click the sheet before which you want to insert the moved or copied sheets.
- To copy the sheets instead of moving them, select the Create a copy check box.
To move sheets within the current workbook, you can drag the selected sheets along the row of sheet tabs. To copy the sheets, hold down CTRL, and then drag the sheets; release the mouse button before you release the CTRL key.