How to count the number of visible sheets in a workbook?

In a large workbook with multiple sheets, some of sheets are visible, and some of sheets are hidden, and in some cases, you may need to count the total number of the visible sheets of the workbook, how can you count them in a short time? Now I introduce some tricks for you to quickly count the number of visible sheets in a workbook.

Count number of visible sheets only with VBA

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In Excel, except counting visible sheets one by one, there is VBA can help you quickly count the number of visible sheets.

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, then click Insert > Module to open a new Module.

2. Paste below VBA code to the Module window.

VBA: Count number of visible sheets of a workbook

Sub VisibleSheetsCount()
'UpdatebyKutoolsforExcel20150909
    Dim xSht As Variant
    Dim I As Long
    For Each xSht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
        If xSht.Visible Then I = I + 1
    Next
    MsgBox I & " sheets are visible", , "Kutools for Excel"
End Sub

3. Press Run button, then a dialog pops out to tell you the number of visible sheets.

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If you are not familiar with VBA, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Navigation pane to quickly view the numbers of visible sheets, hidden sheets and all sheets.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Enable the workbook you want to count the number of visible sheets, and click Kutools > Navigation. See screenshot:

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2. Then the Navigation pane appears in the left of current sheet, and click Workbook & Sheet tab to go to Workbook & Sheet section. You can view the number of visible sheets, hidden sheets, and all sheets including visible and hidden sheets at the bottom of the pane. See screenshot:

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If you want to hide the Navigation pane, just click Kutools > Navigation to hide it.

Kutools for Excel’s Navigation pane is powerful, with it, you can view the sheets list, range names list, column headers list, and also you can add ranges, pictures, formulas as auto texts, besides, you can find and replace a word across selected sheets. Click here to know more about Navigation pane.


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