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How to create hyperlinked index of sheets in workbook?

In our daily work, there may be multiple worksheets in a workbook file, how could you create an index of sheet tabs in a worksheet and make a hyperlink for each tab? This article, I will talk about some quick tricks for dealing with this task in Excel.

Create hyperlinked index of sheets with VBA code

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The following VBA code may help you to create indexes of sheet names in a new worksheet which in front of other worksheets. Please do as follows:

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

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

VBA code: Create hyperlinked index of sheets

Sub CreateIndex()
'updateby Extendoffice 20150914
    Dim xAlerts As Boolean
    Dim I  As Long
    Dim xShtIndex As Worksheet
    Dim xSht As Variant
    xAlerts = Application.DisplayAlerts
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    On Error Resume Next
    Sheets("Index").Delete
    On Error GoTo 0
    Set xShtIndex = Sheets.Add(Sheets(1))
    xShtIndex.Name = "Index"
    I = 1
    Cells(1, 1).Value = "INDEX"
    For Each xSht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
        If xSht.Name <> "Index" Then
            I = I + 1
            xShtIndex.Hyperlinks.Add Cells(I, 1), "", "'" & xSht.Name & "'!A1", , xSht.Name
        End If
    Next
    Application.DisplayAlerts = xAlerts
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to execute this code, and a new worksheet named “Index” is inserted into the workbook before all sheets which including sheet names with hyperlinks. See screenshot:

doc create sheet index 1


arrow blue right bubble Create hyperlinked index of sheets with Create List of Sheet Names of Kutools for Excel

Excepted the above VBA code, you can also finish this job by using a useful tool- Kutools for Excel, with its Create List of Sheet Names, you can quickly create an index of sheet names with hyperlinks or buttons.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do with the following steps:

1. Click Enterprise > Worksheet > Create List of Sheet Names, see screenshot:

doc create sheet index 2

2. In the Create List of Sheet Names dialog box, please do the following options:

  • 1. Choose one index style, you can use hyperlinks or buttons for the sheet names index;
  • 2. Specify a name for the sheet which will list sheet index as you need;
  • 3. Specify the location where to put the sheet index;
  • 4. Select the number of columns you want to put the list of sheet names.

doc create sheet index 3

3. After finishing the settings, click Ok button, a new worksheet with sheet name index has been created as follows:

Sheet names with hyperlinks Sheet names by using buttons
doc create sheet index 4 doc create sheet index 5

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arrow blue right bubble Create hyperlinked index of sheets with Navigation of Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel’s Navigation utility also can help you to list all sheet names in a left pane, and you can click any sheet name to go to the worksheet.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Click Kutools > Navigation, see screenshot:

doc create sheet index 6

2. Then click Workbook & Sheet icon to expand the navigation pane:

doc create sheet index 7 1. All opened workbooks are listed here;
2. The visible worksheets within current workbook are listed into the below
list box, you can go to the specific sheet by click it from the pane.

Click to know more about this Navigation pane…

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