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How to prevent selection of multiple worksheets in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2016-11-09

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.


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