Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to prevent selection of multiple worksheets in Excel?

When accidentally selecting multiple worksheets and editing, all selected worksheets will be covered with the same content. Here we introduce a method for you to prevent selecting multiple worksheets at the same time, so as to avoid same content showing on these worksheets.

Prevent selection of multiple worksheets with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Prevent selection of multiple worksheets with VBA code


Please do as follows to prevent selecting multiple worksheets at the same time.

1. In the worksheet you need to edit, right click the sheet tab and select View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window of the popping up Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

VBA code: Prevent multiple sheet selection in Excel

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
 On Error GoTo err_handler
    If ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.Count > 1 Then
        If ActiveSheet Is Target.Parent Then
            Application.EnableEvents = False
            MsgBox "Please don't make changes with multiple sheets selected.", _
            vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
            Application.Undo
            ActiveSheet.Select
        End If
    End If

err_handler:
Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. When selecting multiple worksheets with current sheet, entering content and press the Enter key, you will get a Kutools for Excel dialog box as below screenshot shown to remind you the selection of multiple worksheets. Please click the OK button.

After clicking the OK button, all selected sheets will be ungrouped immediately.


arrow blue right bubbleRelated articles:



Recommended Productivity Tools for Excel

Kutools for Excel Helps You Always Finish Work Ahead of Time, and Stand Out From Crowd

  • More than 300 powerful advanced features, designed for 1500 work scenarios, increasing productivity by 70%, give you more time to take care of family and enjoy life.
  • No longer need memorizing formulas and VBA codes, give your brain a rest from now on.
  • Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, Complicated and repeated operations can be done in seconds, 
  • Reduce thousands of keyboard & mouse operations every day, say goodbye to occupational diseases now.
  • 110,000 highly effective people and 300+ world-renowned companies' choice.
  • 60-day full features free trial. 60-day money back guarantees. 2 years of free upgrade and support.

Brings Tabbed Browsing and Editing to Microsoft Office, Far More Powerful Than The Browser's Tabs

  • Office Tab is designed for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Other Office Applications: Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.