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How to quickly show active or selected sheets only in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-22

If there are multiple sheets in your working workbook, and now you just want to show only the active or selected sheets and hide other sheets, how can you quickly handle it without hiding them one by one manually?

Show active sheet only with VBA

Show selected sheet(s) only with Kutools for Excel good idea3

arrow blue right bubble Show active sheet only with VBA

Here is a VBA code can quickly hide all sheets except the active one.

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

2. Then click Insert > Module and paste below VBA to the new Module window.

VBA: Show active sheet only

Sub Macro1()
    Dim xSht As Object
    For Each xSht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
        If xSht.Name <> ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Name Then xSht.Visible = False
End Sub

3. Click Run button or press F5 key to execute VBA And now only active sheet are shown, others are hidden.

arrow blue right bubble Show selected sheet(s) only with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can quickly hide inactive sheets or unselected sheets with once click.

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

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

Active a sheet or select sheets you want to show, then click Kutools > Show & Hide > Hide Unselected Sheets. See screenshot:
doc show active sheet only 1

Now the unselected sheets are hidden.

Tip: If you want to show all sheets, you can click Kutools > Show & Hide > Unhide All Sheets. See screenshot:
doc show active sheet only 2

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