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How to create sequence worksheets from a range of cells in Excel?

If you have a range of data in your worksheet, and now, you want to create a sequence of worksheets based on the cell data, see following screenshot. Of course, you can edit the worksheet name one by one manually, but if there are multiple worksheet names need to be edited, this way will be troublesome and time-consuming. Here, I will talk about some quick tricks to help you.


Create sequence worksheets from list of cells with VBA code

Create sequence worksheets from list of cells with Kutools for Excel

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The following VBA code can help you add some worksheets which are named based on the cell contents after existing worksheets. Please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, then it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: add sequence worksheets based on list of cells

Sub CreateWorkSheetByRange()
'Update 20130829
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim Ws As Worksheet
Dim arr As Variant
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
arr = WorkRng.Value
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For i = 1 To UBound(arr, 1)
    For j = 1 To UBound(arr, 2)
        Set Ws = Worksheets.Add(after:=Application.ActiveSheet)
        Ws.Name = arr(i, j)
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and then a prompt box will be popped out for you to select the range that you want to use. See screenshot:


4. And then click OK, the worksheets which are named by the cell values have been added after the existing worksheet. See screenshot:



1. The new worksheets will be inserted after the current worksheet.

2. If the selected range included blank cells, the worksheets are named based on default. See screenshots:


arrow blue right bubble Create sequence worksheets from list of cells with Kutools for Excel

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as following steps:

1. Select the range that you want to create worksheets based on.

2. Click Enterprise > Worksheet Tools > Create Sequence Worksheets, see screenshot:


3. In the Create Sequence Worksheets dialog box, choose the worksheet type that you want to create the new sequence worksheets, and then check Data in a range option, see screenshot:


4. Then click OK to close the dialog box, and a new workbook which contains the worksheets are named by the selected range data has been created. See screenshot:



1. If you choose Sheet 1 or Sheet 2, the new worksheets are created will be as the same formatting as Sheet 1 or Sheet 2.

2. The new worksheets are created in a new workbook.

3. If the selected range included blank cells, the worksheets are named based on default. See screenshots:


Click to know more about this Create Sequence Worksheets feature.

Related article:

How to Add New Worksheets with Customized Names in Excel?

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    varsha · 1 years ago
    How to add bydefault table with row name and column name on sheets after creating sheets using command button. Please help.
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    Tadpole · 1 years ago
    How can the code be modified to copy a worksheet labeled "Template" and rename it to the values in the list selected in the range? I tried modifying the "worksheets.Add" code to "Worksheets("Template").Copy but it just makes copies with the worksheets labeled "Template(1)", "Template(2)", etc.

    Also, is there a way to put the tabs in numerical order as they are added?
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    David · 2 years ago
    Would it be possible to set-up a template for the new sheets created, instead of blank worksheets.
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    Anil · 2 years ago

    I want to create invoices using excel and need to know whether is there a way to auto generate the second continuation page when the items on the first page exceed the A4 page layout that I have predefined? Any help is appreciated.
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    Chris · 3 years ago
    Could you modify the VBA code so that if the worksheet exists, it is skipped over? As it exists now, running the code a second time on the same range will create numbered worksheets.