One of the less well known of the techniques of workbook navigation is:
Right click on any of the arrows that are immediately to the left of the
This brings up a list of the worksheets including "More sheets" if you have
more than (I think) 17 sheets. In that case you get a pretty little Activate
dialog that allows you to pan down to select the sheet you want.
In classes of Intermediate / Advanced Excel users, very few know of the
existence of this navigation method. One of my colleagues even bought me a
drink for showing him it because he was always using a workbook with one
sheet for each of his class of over 100 students!
"Sherm" <sherma...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> Is there a faster way of moving between worksheets than
> using the arrow system...is there a "Find" or other
> system? I have 200 alphabetized worksheets in my workbook
> and am looking for a faster way to move between them.
You can hit in F5 and type in something like
then hit enter.
So far you have from Jason Morin, Norman Harker
-- move to next or previous sheet (ctrl+page down/up)
more on shortcut keys on my shortx2k.htm
and from Tom Ogilvy you have:
-- You can hit in F5 (GoTo) and type in something like -- Sheet50!A1
-- Right click on the "VCR" controls in the lower right corner (sheet
navigation arrows), you can select from a list
which you can make an improvement on with a macro.
Using the sheet navigation arrows requires another click on "More Sheets",
but you can go directly to the Activate Sheet dialog with the following macro
which you can assign to a toolbar button or to a shortcut key combination.
'Chip Pearson, 2002-10-29, misc.
On Error Resume Next
Application.CommandBars("Workbook Tabs").Controls("More Sheets...").Execute
Another choice would be to use hyperlinks and go directly to the
sheetname in a hyperlink.
For example you can Build a Table of Contents with hyperlinks.
The advantage of a hyperlink is that you can use the blue
back and forward web navigations buttons, or the shortcuts
for back (Alt+LtArrow) and forward (Alt+RtArrow).
Along the lines of having a hyperlink would be an event macro to
double click on a cell with the sheetname and have the macro
take you to the sheet -- without using a hyperlink on the sheet.
See GoToSheet macro in
Something similar as an Event macro that you double click on a
cell that shows the sheetname. THe Event macro activates from the
sheet it is installed in. http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/event.htm
You will not get the Back and Forward advantage of a hyperlink.
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal _
Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
"Sherm" <sherma...@earthlink.net> wrote ...