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How to toggle between hidden and visible sheets in Excel?

Supposing you have some sheets with important data that you don’t want others to see, hiding worksheets can be a simple way to protect data in Excel. But sometimes, you need to show the hidden sheets and then hide them again, normally you need to unhide them one by one, if you usually apply this operation, it will be troublesome and time-consuming. In this article, I will introduce you some quick ways to toggle the worksheets between hidden and unhidden.

Toggle the sheets between hidden and unhidden with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Toggle the sheets between hidden and unhidden with VBA code


Supposing you have a workbook with Sheet1, Sheet2 and Sheet3 are hidden, the following VBA code can help you quickly display them and the second click will hide them again. Please do as follows:

1. Click Developer > Visual Basic, and a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will display, click Insert > Module, and then input the following code in the module.

Sub ToggleHideUnhideDataSheets()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim ShtNames() As Variant
Set wb = ActiveWorkbook
ShtNames = Array("Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3")
For i = 0 To UBound(ShtNames)
wb.Sheets(ShtNames(i)).Visible = Not wb.Sheets(ShtNames(i)).Visible
Next i
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

In the above code, the ShtNames = Array("Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3") is a variable, you can change the hidden worksheet names as you need.

2. Then press F5 key to run the code, and the hidden sheets have been displayed, if you want to hide them again, please press F5 key once again.


arrow blue right bubble Toggle the sheets between hidden and unhidden with Kutools for Excel

With Toggle Hidden Worksheets Visibility function of Kutools for Excel, you can easily toggle sheets between hidden and unhidden by clicking Worksheets command.

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When you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can do as following steps:

1. Open the workbook which must contains some hidden worksheets.

2. Click Kutools > Worksheets, see screenshot:

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When you click the Worksheets command once, all of the hidden sheets have been displayed, if you want to hide them again, click the Worksheets command with a second time. See screenshots:

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Note: This function also apply to non-continuous hidden sheets.

If you want to know more about this function, please click Toggle Hidden Worksheets Visibility.


Related article:

Toggle between hidden and visible columns in Excel



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    EM · 11 months ago
    Works great, but how would you modify this to use the sheet's CodeNames instead of "Sheet" names?

    That way user can still change the Tab name and Tab order as needed.

    Thanks!
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Greg · 5 years ago
    At the end of the code you forgot to put
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    to turn back on the screen updating.
    :-)
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Jay Chivo · 5 years ago
      [quote name="Greg"]At the end of the code you forgot to put
      Application.ScreenUpdating = True
      to turn back on the screen updating.
      :-)[/quote]

      Thanks for your feedback. We will change it soon. :lol: