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How to switch workbooks in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-11-18

When you have multiple workbooks opening, you may want to switch the workbooks quickly. Now I will tell you some quick ways to switch workbooks in Excel.

Switch workbooks with shortcuts

Switch workbooks with Switch Windows

Switch workbooks with Office Tab

arrow blue right bubble Switch workbooks with shortcuts

Here I will introduce some shortcuts for you to quickly switch workbooks.

Move to next workbook: Press CTRL+F6 or CTRL+TAB.

Move to previous workbook: Press CTRL+SHIFT+F6 or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB.

Switch last active windows in your computer: Press Alt + Tab quickly together.


1. The Ctrl + F6 keys can help you switch between last two working (Active) workbooks in Excel 2013, too.

2. If you want to swith among all opening windows in your computer, you can press Alt firts, then press Tab. see screenshot:


arrow blue right bubble Switch workbooks with Switch Windows

In Excel, you can use its Switch Windows feature to switch workbooks.

Click View > Switch Windows, then in the list, select the workbook you want to switch to. See screenshot:


arrow blue right bubble Switch workbooks with Office Tab

To switch workbooks, Office Tab must be the best and most convenient handy tool. If you have installed Office Tab, you just can switch among multiple workbooks like browsing multiple web pages.

Click the workbook you need from the tabs below Formula bar, then it can quickly switch to the workbook. See screenshot:


For more details on Office Tab, please click here.

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