Working with Worksheets in Excel 2007

This tutorial explains working with worksheets in Excel 2007

Each time you open a new document in Excel, you open a new workbook containing three worksheets. Worksheets can be added to and deleted from the workbook. It may help to think of a workbook as an entire document and the worksheets as pages within the document.

When you save an Excel document, you are saving and naming the entire workbook. You can also name the worksheets within a workbook, as described in this guide.

Activating and Moving Between Worksheets

To activate a Worksheet, click the desired tab at the bottom of the Excel screen. In the example below, click Sheet1 to activate that sheet.


To move between worksheets, click another tab at the bottom of the Excel screen. In the example below, click the Sheet2 tab to activate Sheet 2.


Selecting Multiple Worksheets

To select multiple worksheets, select the first worksheet tab and press Shift + click to select contiguous sheets, or Ctrl + click to select non-contiguous sheets.

In the example below,

  1. Click Sheet1.

  2. Hold down the Ctrl key.

  3. Click Sheet3. Sheets 1 and 3 are selected.


Adding a Worksheet to a Workbook

To add a worksheet to a workbook, click the Insert Worksheet tab, or press Shift + F11.


Deleting a Worksheet from a Workbook

To delete a worksheet from a workbook

  1. Select the sheet to delete.

  2. Right-click the tab and choose Delete.


Changing the Name of a Worksheet

To change the name of a worksheet,

  1. Right-click the sheet to rename, and select Rename.

  2. Type a new name for the worksheet. In the example below, type Apples.

  3. Press Enter or click away from the tab.


Changing the Sheet Tab Color

To change the sheet tab color,

  1. Right-click the sheet to rename and choose Tab Color.


  2. Select the desired color from the Colors pallet. The tab color changes.


Rearranging Worksheets

To rearrange worksheets, click and drag the desired sheet to the desired location.

In the example below,

  1. Click the Apples tab.

  2. While holding down the left mouse button, drag the Apples tab between Sheet1 and Sheet2. Notice the cursor, and the arrow pointing to the new sheet location.

  3. Release the mouse button. The Apples worksheet is moved between Sheet1 and Sheet2.


Hiding and Unhiding Worksheets

To hide a worksheet, right-click the sheet to hide and select Hide.


To unhide a worksheet,

  1. Right-click any of the tabs and select Unhide.


  2. Select the sheet to unhide from the Unhide dialog box.


  3. Click OK. The sheet displays.


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