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How to automatically hide specific worksheets when opening an Excel file?

If you need to hide some specific worksheets automatically when someone opens the workbook, how could you deal with this job in Excel?

Hide a specific worksheet automatically when opening a workbook with VBA code

Hide some specific worksheets automatically when opening a workbook with VBA code


arrow blue right bubbleHide a specific worksheet automatically when opening a workbook with VBA code

If you want to hide one specific worksheet when opening the workbook, you can apply the following VBA code.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the left Project-VBAProject pane, double click the ThisWorkbook to open a blank Module, and then copy and paste the following code into the Module:

VBA code: Hide a specific sheet when opening a workbook:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Sheets("Sheet5").Visible = False
End Sub

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Note: In the above code, Sheet5 is the sheet name that you want to hide on open. Please change it to your need.

3. Then save and close this code window, and click File > Save As to save this workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format, see screenshot:

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4. When you open this workbook next time, please click Enable Content button firstly, and then your specify sheet will be hidden automatically.

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arrow blue right bubble Hide some specific worksheets automatically when opening a workbook with VBA code

If there are multiple worksheets needed to be hidden when opening the workbook, here is also a code can help you.

1. First, you should list the sheet names that you want to hide on open in a list of a worksheet, and then go to the Name box to give them a range name-SheetsToHide, and press Enter key, see screenshot:

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2. Then hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. In the left Project-VBAProject pane, double click the ThisWorkbook to open a blank Module, and then copy and paste the following code into the Module:

VBA code: Hide some specific worksheets when opening a workbook:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
   'Updateby Extendoffice 20161206
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    For Each ws In Worksheets
       ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible
    Next ws
End Sub
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Dim ws As Worksheet
        For Each ws In Worksheets
            If WorksheetFunction.CountIf([SheetsToHide], ws.Name) > 0 Then
                ws.Visible = xlSheetHidden
                MsgBox ws.Name & "Has been hidden!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
            Else
                ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible
            End If
        Next ws
    Set ws = Nothing
End Sub

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Note: In the above code, SheetsToHide is the range name that you have created in step 1.

4. Then save and close this code window, and click File > Save As to save this workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format. From now on, when you open this workbook next time, the specified worksheets will be hidden automatically.

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