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How to change default number of sheets in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-09-05

When you create a new workbook, in default, it will create the new workbook with three worksheet. However, in some cases, you just need to create a new workbook with only one sheet. Now this tutorial is talking about the way to change default number of sheets while you creating new workbook in Excel.

Change default number of sheets

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In order to change default number of sheets while creating a new workbook, you need to do as following steps:

In Excel 2007/2010/2013

1. Open Excel, and click Office button/File tab > Options to open Excel Options dialog. See screenshot:


2. Then in the right section, specify the sheet number you want while creating a new workbook in the Include this many sheets: text box. See screenshot:


3. Click OK to close the dialog, then when you creating a new workbook, it will open with your specify number of sheets.

In Excel 2003

1. Enable Excel, and click Tools > Options to open Options dialog. See screenshot:


2. In Options dialog, click General tab, and specify number of sheets in Sheets in new workbook text box. See screenshot:


3. Click OK to close the dialog, and while creating a new workbook, it will create only one sheet in it.

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