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

While using Excel, it is easy to save just one certain worksheet as a new Excel file from your workbook. But how about keeping just one worksheet and deleting the other sheets in your workbook? This article will show you methods of saving just one worksheet as a new Excel file, as well as deleting all inactive worksheets in current workbook.

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

Save just one worksheet as new Excel/csv/txt/pdf file with Kutools for Excel

Save just one worksheet in current workbook with VBA

Save just one worksheet in current workbook with one click


Save only one worksheet in a workbook by deleting all inactive worksheets:

The Delete All Inactive Sheets utility of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly delete all inactive worksheets, and save just one worksheet in current workbook.

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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 as new Excel/csv/txt/pdf file with Kutools for Excel

The above method can only save a worksheet as a new Excel file. If you need to save this worksheet as new Excel/csv/txt or pdf file, you can try the Split Workbook utility of Kutools for Excel.

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1. Click Enterprise > Workbook > Split Workbook. See screenshot:

2. In the Split Workbook dialog box, please check the worksheet name you need to save in the Worksheet name box, and in the Options section, check the Save as type box, then select Excel Workbook(*.xlsx) or other options such as csv, text, pdf as you need, and finally click the Split button.

3. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, choose a folder to save this new file, and then click the OK button.

Now the specified worksheet is saved as a new file, and named with the original worksheet name.

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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
            xWs.Delete
        End If
    Next
    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.

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1. Shift to the worksheet you need to keep only in current workbook, then click Enterprise > 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.


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