Log in  \/ 
Register  \/ 


How to open specific worksheet in a workbook?

By default, Excel will remember your last modified worksheet as you exit your Excel program every time, and when you open your workbook next time, this sheet will be displayed first. Supposing you have a large workbook with hundreds of worksheets, is it possible for you to locate a specific frequently used worksheet every time when you launch the Excel file?

With the help of following simple VBA code, it will automatically go to the specific worksheet you defined no matter what worksheet was operated and saved last time.

Open specific worksheet in a workbook with VBA code

Auto open specific workbook when enable Excel with Kutools for Excel good idea3

Add workbooks to a Favorites folder with Office Tab good idea3

Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.

Open specific worksheet in a workbook with VBA code

Please follow the below steps to finish this task:

1. Open your workbook that you want to use.

2. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. In the left pane, select the workbook name that you want to use (if the left pane is hidden, click View > Project Explorer to show it), then double click This Workbook to open the Module, and then copy and paste the following VBA code in the right pane. See screenshot:

Private Sub Workbook_Open() 
End Sub


Note: In the above code, "Mastersheet" is the name of worksheet needed to launch when you open the workbook each time, you can change it to your own needed.

4. Close the VBA Editor, and save the workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook as following screenshot shown:


Now when you open your workbook next time, click Enable Content, and it will go to your specific worksheet at once. This warning will not displayed in the later process of opening, and your specific worksheet will always be opened firstly every time.


Auto open specific workbook when enable Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you need to use one workbook every day, you can choose to auto open this worksheet while enabling Excel in every time by Kutools for Excel.

If you installed Kutools for Excel, just need to add the workbook to the Auto Open Those Worksheets Next Time list, then when you open Excel every time, the workbook is opened at the same time.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Open the workbook you use, and click Enterprise > Workbook > Auto Open Those Workbooks Next Time. see screenshot:

doc kte 1

2. In the popping dialog, check the workbook and click Ok. Then while you enable Excel, the workbook is opened.

doc kte 2

Tip: If you do not need to open it next time, uncheck the workbook in the dialog, if you do not need to open it automatically any more, select it ad click Clear to remove it from the list of dialog.

Click here to know more about Auto Open Those Workbooks Next Time.

Add workbooks to a Favorites folder with Office Tab

If you just want to click find some specific workbooks and open it when you need, you can free installed Office Tab and add the workbooks into Favorites folder.

After free installed Office Tab, just do as below:

Open the workbooks you need to add to Favorites, and click Office Tab > My Favorites > Add All to this group. See screenshot:

doc ot 1

Now all workbooks are added into Favorites folder, and click Office Tab > My Favorites  down arrow to select workbook to open if you need, and if you want to open all of these, click Open this group.

doc ot 2

Click here to free download Office Tab and have a 30 days free trial.

You maybe interested in this utility:

good idea4Insert Sequence Number

Kutools for Excel's Insert Sequence Number can create and insert a custom sequence as you need.
doc insert sequence number 1

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.