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How to synchronously input or select cells across multiple sheets?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-08-19

In Excel, to select or input a value into one cell is very simple, but how about synchronously selecting or inputting value to same cells across sheets in a workbook? Here I introduce the quick tricks on solving this problem.

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In Excel, to synchronously input cells across multiple sheets, do as below:

1. Enable the workbook you need, and then hold Ctrl key to select the sheet tabs that you want to synchronously input values, see screenshot:
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2. Then select a cell in active sheet, and input the value you want. See screenshot:
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Then you can see every cell B10 in the selected sheets has been input same value. See screenshot:
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Tip: If you want to automatically update the cells, you can do as below:

1. Select a sheet, Sheet 1 for example, and select one cell, for instance, B10, and then enter the value you want, see screenshot:
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2. Hold Ctrl key to select all sheet tabs you will synchronize cells excluding the Sheet1, go to one selected sheet, and enter this formula =Sheet1!B10 into the cell B10, see screenshot:
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3. Press Enter key, now all B10 in selected sheets will be changed as B10 in Sheet1 changes.


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If you want to synchronously select same cells across sheets in the workbook, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Synchronize Worksheets utility.

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

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

Select the cell you want to synchronously select across sheets in the active sheet, F1 for instance, and click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Sync Worksheets. See screenshot:
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Now, every F1 in each sheet has been selected.
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