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How to save just one worksheet in a workbook in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2022-03-31

When using Excel, it is easy to save just one worksheet from a workbook as a new Excel file. But what if you keep only one worksheet and delete the other worksheets in the workbook? This article will show you how to save only one worksheet as a new Excel file and then delete the inactive worksheets in current workbook.

Save just one worksheet as new Excel file with Move or Copy
Save just one worksheet in current workbook with VBA
Save just one worksheet in current workbook with one click

Save just one worksheet as new Excel file with Move or Copy

The Move or Copy utility of Excel feature helps you to easily save a certain worksheet as a new Excel file. You can do as follows.

1. Right click on the sheet tab (the worksheet you need to save as new file) in the sheet tab bar, then click Move or Copy.

2. In the Move or Copy dialog box, select (new book) from the To book drop-down list, check the Create a copy box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

3. Then the specified worksheet is moved in a new created workbook, please save this workbook manually.

Save just one worksheet in current workbook with VBA

If you want to delete all worksheets and save just one certain worksheet in current workbook, the following VBA code can help you.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: delete all sheets except certain one in current workbook

Sub DeleteSheets1()
    Dim xWs As Worksheet
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        If xWs.Name <> "test" Then
        End If
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: in the code, “test” is the worksheet name we need to keep only in current workbook. Please change it to your worksheet name.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then you can see all worksheets in current workbooks are deleted but the specified one. And then save the workbook as you need.

Save just one worksheet in current workbook with one click

The Delete All Inactive Sheets utility of Kutools for Excel helps you to quickly delete all worksheets except current one with just one click.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Shift to the worksheet you need to keep only in current workbook, then click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Delete All Inactive Sheets. See screenshot:

Then a prompt dialog box pops up, if you determine to delete them, click the OK button.

Then all inactive worksheets are deleted immediately from current workbook.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

Save just one worksheet

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