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How to check the size of each worksheet of workbook?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-06-03

Supposing you have a large workbook which contains multiple worksheets, and now, you want to find out the size of each worksheet to determine which sheet need to be reduced. Are there any quick methods to deal with this task?

Check the size of each worksheet with VBA code

Check the size of each worksheet with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Check the size of each worksheet with VBA code

With the following VBA code, you can quickly get the size of each worksheet in your workbook. Please do as this:

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

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

VBA code: Check the size of each worksheet in a workbook< /p>

Sub WorksheetSizes()
'Update 20140526
Dim xWs As Worksheet
Dim Rng As Range
Dim xOutWs As Worksheet
Dim xOutFile As String
Dim xOutName As String
xOutName = "KutoolsforExcel"
xOutFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\TempWb.xls"
On Error Resume Next
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Err = 0
Set xOutWs = Application.Worksheets(xOutName)
If Err = 0 Then
    xOutWs.Delete
    Err = 0
End If
With Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add(Before:=Application.Worksheets(1))
    .Name = xOutName
    .Range("A1").Resize(1, 2).Value = Array("Worksheet Name", "Size")
End With
Set xOutWs = Application.Worksheets(xOutName)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
xIndex = 1
For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
    If xWs.Name <> xOutName Then
        xWs.Copy
        Application.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs xOutFile
        Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False
        Set Rng = xOutWs.Range("A1").Offset(xIndex, 0)
        Rng.Resize(1, 2).Value = Array(xWs.Name, VBA.FileLen(xOutFile))
        Kill xOutFile
        xIndex = xIndex + 1
    End If
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Application.Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to execute this code, and a new worksheet named KutoolsforExcel will be inserted into the current workbook which contains each worksheet name and file size, and the unit is Bit. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Check the size of each worksheet with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel, with its Split Workbook utility, you can split the whole workbook into separate files, and then go to the specific folder to check the size of each file.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, do with following steps:

1. Open the workbook you want to check the size of its each worksheet, and click Enterprise > Workbook Tools > Split Workbook, see screenshot:

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2. In the Split Workbook dialog, check all the worksheets and click Split button, and then specify a folder to put the new workbook files. See screenshots:

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3. And then each worksheet of your current workbook will be saved as separated Excel file, you can go to your specific folder to check the size of each workbook.

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To know more about this Split Workbook feature.


Related articles:

How to split a workbook to separate Excel files in Excel?

How to export and save sheets and worksheets as new workbook in Excel?

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Should probably add this between lines 9 and 10 in case some sheets are hidden to avoid the code crashing
For Each xWs In Sheets: xWs.Visible = True: Next
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Thank you, very helpful,
I had a bunch of unnecessary formulas in a sheet and i just deleted that the file now works fine.
All these happen only because i could find the size of each sheet,
Thanks again.

Anson
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Very VeryVeryVeryVery helpful.
Thank you!!
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' Part 3 of 3 '--- paste break --- ' Format the output sheet Application.Sheets(xOutName).Activate Columns("B:B").Select Selection.NumberFormat = "#,##0_);(#,##0)" Columns("A:B").Select Columns("A:B").EntireColumn.AutoFit Range("A1").Select ' Even better, format it as a table. ActiveSheet.ListObjects.Add(xlSrcRange, Range("A1:B" & xIndex), , xlYes).Name = "WorksheetSizes" Application.ScreenUpdating = True Application.Application.DisplayAlerts = True Application.StatusBar = "" Application.Cursor = xlDefault Exit Sub ErrorHandler: MsgBox "Error #" & Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description & vbCrLf & "in procedure WorksheetSizes" End Sub
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' Part 2 of 3 '--- paste break --- xWs.Visible = xlSheetVisible ' xOutFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & xWs.Name & ".xls" xWs.CopyQ Application.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs xOutFile Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False Set rng = xOutWs.Range("A1").Offset(xIndex, 0) rng.Resize(1, 2).Value = Array(xWs.Name, VBA.FileLen(xOutFile)) Kill xOutFile xIndex = xIndex + 1 End If Next ' Repeat the above for chart sheets. For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Charts If xWs.Name xOutName Then Application.StatusBar = "Calculating Worksheet Sizes, Sheet " & xIndex & " of " & ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.count - 1 & " - " & xWs.Name Debug.Print "Calculating Worksheet Sizes, Sheet " & xIndex & " of " & ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.count - 1 & " - " & xWs.Name DoEvents ' include this so CTRL+Break can be detected. xWs.Visible = xlSheetVisible xOutFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & xWs.Name & ".xls" xWs.Copy Application.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs xOutFile Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False Set rng = xOutWs.Range("A1").Offset(xIndex, 0) rng.Resize(1, 2).Value = Array(xWs.Name, VBA.FileLen(xOutFile)) 'Kill xOutFile xIndex = xIndex + 1 End If Next '--- paste break ---
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Here is a copy of the routine with a few enhancements I added. I had to break it into multiple posts due to the site limits. Public Sub WorksheetSizes() 'Update 20140526 ' https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/1682-excel-check-size-of-each-sheet.html<br />' ' BS 4/4/2016: Modified to have a status bar and format the output. ' Fixed for hidden sheets that caused it to crash. ' Added support for Chart sheets Dim xWs As Object ' Worksheet or Chart Dim rng As Range Dim xOutWs As Worksheet Dim xOutFile As String Dim xOutName As String Dim xIndex As Long On Error GoTo ErrorHandler Application.Cursor = xlWait xOutName = "KutoolsforExcel" xOutFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\TempWb.xls" On Error Resume Next Application.DisplayAlerts = False Err = 0 Set xOutWs = Application.Worksheets(xOutName) If Err = 0 Then xOutWs.Delete Err = 0 End If With Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add(Before:=Application.Worksheets(1)) .Name = xOutName .Range("A1").Resize(1, 2).Value = Array("Worksheet Name", "Size") End With Set xOutWs = Application.Worksheets(xOutName) Application.ScreenUpdating = False xIndex = 1 Debug.Print ThisWorkbook.Path For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets If xWs.Name xOutName Then Application.StatusBar = "Calculating Worksheet Sizes, Sheet " & xIndex & " of " & ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.count - 1 & " - " & xWs.Name Debug.Print "Calculating Worksheet Sizes, Sheet " & xIndex & " of " & ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.count - 1 & " - " & xWs.Name DoEvents ' include this so CTRL+Break can be detected. '--- paste break ---
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Hey Ben, Could you repaste the whole string of text with items #2 and #4 from your email added in? MY VBA knowledge is pretty limited and I'm not sure exactly where to add them into the For loop. My workbook has a number of hidden sheets and keeps crashing during the macro execution. Thanks, Bob
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Thanks for providing the code snippet to the public. It's one of the better routines I found. Here are a few tweaks to it: 1) Add "Dim xIndex as Long" to the top if you're using Option Explicit. 2) Add this inside the For loop to handle hidden sheets (otherwise it crashes): xWs.Visible = xlSheetVisible 3) If you have full page "chart" sheets, you need to copy the code for the loop and iterate through the Application.ActiveWorkbook.Charts collection. If you do this, change the declaration of xWs from "Sheet" to "Object". 4) For a cheap status indicator (or for debugging issues) add this line inside the For loop: Debug.Print "Calculating Worksheet Sizes, Sheet " & xIndex & " of " & ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.count - 1 & " - " & xWs.Name
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Very helpful. Thank you!!
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