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How to create a table of contents for all spreadsheets tab name with hyperlinks in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-11-26

An Excel workbook becomes quite large as more and more worksheets are created inside. The more worksheets there are, the more difficult it is to keep the overview of the worksheets. Therefore, you need a table of contents to quickly navigate among worksheets in Excel. This article will show you methods to achieve it.

Create a table of contents by VBA code
Easily create a table of contents by Kutools for Excel


Create a table of contents by VBA code

The following VBA code can help you creating a table of contents for all worksheets with hyperlinks in Excel. Please do as follows.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module, then copy the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Create a table of contents for all worksheets

Sub CreateTableofcontents()
'updateby Extendoffice 20180413
    Dim xAlerts As Boolean
    Dim I  As Long
    Dim xShtIndex As Worksheet
    Dim xSht As Variant
    xAlerts = Application.DisplayAlerts
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    On Error Resume Next
    Sheets("Table of contents").Delete
    On Error GoTo 0
    Set xShtIndex = Sheets.Add(Sheets(1))
    xShtIndex.Name = "Table of contents"
    I = 1
    Cells(1, 1).Value = "Table of contents"
    For Each xSht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
        If xSht.Name <> "Table of contents" Then
            I = I + 1
            xShtIndex.Hyperlinks.Add Cells(I, 1), "", "'" & xSht.Name & "'!A1", , xSht.Name
        End If
    Next
    Application.DisplayAlerts = xAlerts
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to run the code.

Then a Table of contents worksheet is created in front of all worksheets with all worksheet names listed inside. You can navigate to any worksheet by clicking the sheet name in the table of contents. See screenshot:


Easily create a table of contents by Kutools for Excel

The Create List of Sheet Names utility of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly creating a table of contents in current workbook. Please do as follows.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. In the workbook you need to create a table of contents, click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Create List of Sheet Names. See screenshot:

2. In the Create List of Sheet Names dialog box, you need to:

2.1 Select the Contains a list of hyperlinks option in the Sheet Index Style section;
2.2 Enter Table of contents in the Specify sheet name for Sheet Index textbox;
2.3 Keep the default options in the Insert the Sheet Index in and Displaying Sheet Index into drop-down lists;
2.4 Click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then a table of contents worksheet is created as below screenshot showed. You can navigate to any worksheet by clicking the sheet name in the table of contents.

If you select the Contains buttons and macros option in the Select Index Styles section, you will get a table of contents as below screenshot showed.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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