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How to return to last active sheet in Excel?

For a workbook with amount of worksheets, it is not easy for you to toggle between two frequently used worksheets. Actually, only the VBA code, or Office add-in can help you quickly return to the last active worksheet in Excel. Please do as below methods show.

Return to last active sheet with VBA code

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You can run the below VBA codes to return to the last active sheet in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window, double click ThisWorkbook on the left pane, then copy and paste below code into the ThisWorkbook(Code) window.

VBA code: Return to last active sheet

Private Sub Workbook_SheetDeactivate(ByVal Sh As Object)
    Set LstSht = Sh
End Sub

3. Then click Insert > Module to open the Module window. Then paste the below code into the window.

VBA code: Return to last active sheet

Public LstSht As Worksheet
Sub GoToLast()
    LstSht.Activate
End Sub

3. Go back to the workbook, shift between the worksheets. Then go back to the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window again. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then you will return to the last active sheet after pressing the F5 key. Repeat pressing the F5 key, the windows will be toggled between these two worksheets.


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The Kutools for Excel’s Shift between last and current sheet utility can help you to quickly return to last active sheet with just one click in Excel. Please do as follows.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, the Navigation Pane displays on the left side in Excel.

1. After shifting from one worksheet to another, click the Switch between last and current worksheet button in the Workbook & Sheet section will return to the last active sheet. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. You can press the Win + A keys simultaneously to return to the last active sheet.

2. If you can’t see the Navigation Pane, please click Kutools > Navigation > Workbook & Sheet icon to enable it.

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