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How to lock a sheet position for always visible in Excel Workbook?

If there are multiple sheets in a workbook, when you toggle to the last one sheet, the first sheet will be hidden in the sheet tab bar as below shown. Now you want to lock a master sheet’s position for always visible, how can you handle it?

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Lock sheet position with VBA


Lock sheet position with VBA

Here I introduce two VBA codes for you to handle this job.

Jump to the sheet

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows.

2. Click Insert > Module, then copy and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Jump to the master sheet

Sub GoToSheet()
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    Sheets("Master").Activate
End Sub

Note: In the code slice of Sheets("Master").Activate, you can change the Master to any sheet name as you need.

3. Then save this code, and go back to the workbook, click Developer > Macros.
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4. In the Macro dialog, select the code name you inserted just now, click Options, create a shortcut for running this code.
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5. Click OK and close the Macro dialog.

From right now, while you pressing the shortcut you created, the master sheet has been activated whichever sheet you use.

Keep the sheet always in the front

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows.

2. Double click ThisWorkbook from the Project-VBAProject pane, and copy and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Keep sheet always in the front

Private Sub Workbook_SheetActivate(ByVal Sh As Object)
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    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Set xSheet = Sheets("master")
    If Sh.Name <> xSheet.Name Then
        Sh.Move , xSheet
        xSheet.Activate
        Sh.Activate
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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3. Save the code and close the VBA window. From now, whichever sheet you click, the master sheet always stay in the front of the tab bar.

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Note: In above code, “master” is the sheet name you want to keep visible, change it as you need.

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Hi there, Very helpfull. How can I freeze 2 sheets instead of one? Thanks (i'm beginner in VBA)
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Hi, Francis, sorry for replying such late. Hope below VBA code can help you.<div data-tag="code">Private Sub Workbook_SheetActivate(ByVal Sh As Object)

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Dim xSheet1 As Worksheet

Dim xSheet2 As Worksheet

Dim xBol As Boolean



Application.EnableEvents = False



xBol = Application.ScreenUpdating

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Set xSheet1 = Sheets("Sheet1")

Set xSheet2 = Sheets("Sheet2")

If (Sh.Name <> xSheet1.Name) Then

If (Sh.Name <> xSheet2.Name) Then

xSheet2.Move , xSheet1

Sh.Move , xSheet2

xSheet1.Activate

xSheet2.Activate

Sh.Activate

End If

End If

Application.ScreenUpdating = xBol

Application.EnableEvents = True

End SubIn the code, Sheet1 and Sheet2 are the two sheets that will be fixed in the front of all sheets whichever sheet you active.
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This seems to change the order of my other tabs when clicking through them. Is there a way to stop that? I would like to keep them in a specific order but keep the 'master' tab visible. Thank you
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