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How to create sheet names from a list in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-10-29

Here, you have a list of data, and now you want to create a new workbook whose sheets are named with these data. If there are several data in the list, you can choose to create a workbook and rename the sheets one by one manually. But how about hundreds of data in the list? Now I introduce some tricks can create sheet names based on a list of data in Excel.

Create sheet names from a list with VBA

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In Excel, there is no trick to solve this task except VBA code.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below VBA to the new Module window,

VBA: Create sheet names from a list

Sub CreateSheetsFromAList()
    Dim Rg As Range
    Dim Rg1 As Range
    Dim xAddress As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xAddress = Application.ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set Rg = Application.InputBox("Select a range:", "Kutools for Excel", , , , , , 8)
    If Rg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    For Each Rg1 In Rg
        If Rg1 <> "" Then
            Call Sheets.Add(, Sheets(Sheets.Count))
            Sheets(Sheets.Count).Name = Rg1.Value
        End If
End Sub

3. Click Run or press F5, then a Kutools for Excel dialog pops out to remind you select cells that you want to create sheet name based on.

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4. Click OK. Now a series of sheets are created at the end of the current workbook.

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If you want to create a new workbook and with the sheet names from a given list of current workbook, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Create Sequence Worksheets.

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With Kutools for Excel, you can use the Create Sequence Worksheets utility to quickly create sequence worksheets based on a list of values in a new workbook.

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. Select the list you need, and click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Create Sequence Worksheets. See screenshot:

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2. In the popping dialog, select Blank worksheet in the list under Base Worksheet, and check Data in a range under Sheet names based on section, and make sure that the range is selected in the textbox. See screenshot:

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3. Click Ok, and so far, you can see a new workbook with specific sheet names created.

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Tip: If you want to create multiple sheets with the format as same as a specific sheet, you just need to select the sheet name in the list of Base Worksheet, and then specify the sheet names you want based on in the dialog.

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Click here to know more about Create Sequence Worksheets of Kutools for Excel.

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