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How to create a list of all worksheet names from a workbook?

Supposing, you have a workbook with multiple worksheets, now you want to list all of the sheet names in current workbook, is there any quick method for creating a list of theses sheet names in Excel without typing them one by one? This tutorial is giving instructions on how to list worksheet names in Excel.

Get a list of all worksheet names from a workbook dynamically with formulas

In Excel, you can define a range name, and then apply a formula to list all sheet names from current workbook, please do with following steps:

1. Go to click Formula > Name Manager, see screenshot:

2. In the Name Manager dialog box, click New button, see screenshot:

3. In the popped out New Name dialog, specify a name into the Name text box, and then copy the below formula into the Refers to text box, see screenshot:


4. Then click OK > Close to close the dialog boxes, now, please go to a sheet where you want to list all the sheet names, and then enter the following formula into a blank cell:


Note: In the above formula, Sheetnames is the range name you are crested in step 3.

5. And then drag the fill handle down to the cells when blank cells are displayed, and now, all sheet names of current workbook have been listed as below screenshot shown:

6. If you want to create the hyperlink for each sheet, please use the below formula:

=HYPERLINK("#'"&A2&"'!A1","Go To Sheet")

Note: In the above formula, A2 is the cell that contains the sheet name, and A1 is the cell where you want the active cell to be located. For example, if you click the hyperlink text, it will locate the cell A1 of the sheet.

7. Now, when you click the hyperlink text, it will take you to that sheet, see below demo:

  • 1. With the above formulas, the created sheet names are listed dynamically, when you change the sheet name in the workbook, the index sheet name will be updated automatically.
  • 2. You should save the file as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format, if you want the formulas work well after the file is closed and reopened.

Get a list of all worksheet names from a workbook with VBA code

The following two VBA codes can help you list all of the worksheet names in a new worksheet. Please do as this:

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

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA: List all worksheet names with hyperlinks in a new worksheet:

Sub CreateIndex()
'updateby Extendoffice
    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
    On Error GoTo 0
    Set xShtIndex = Sheets.Add(Sheets(1))
    xShtIndex.Name = "Index"
    I = 1
    Cells(1, 1).Value = "INDEX"
    For Each xSht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
        If xSht.Name <> "Index" Then
            I = I + 1
            xShtIndex.Hyperlinks.Add Cells(I, 1), "", "'" & xSht.Name & "'!A1", , xSht.Name
        End If
    Application.DisplayAlerts = xAlerts
End Sub

2. Then press F5 key to run the code, and all of the worksheet names in active workbook have been listed into a new worksheet called Index, and the sheet names are linked to each sheet as well, see screenshot:

Get a list of all worksheet names from a workbook with a useful feature

With the Create List of Sheet Names utility of the third party add-in Kutools for Excel, you are able to create a list of worksheet names in one click, and link to each worksheet with hyperlink.

Note:To apply this Create List of Sheet Names, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Create List of Sheet Names, see screenshot:

2. In the Create List of Sheet Names dialog box, please specify the following settings:

(1.) Choose sheet index styles you like, you can create the worksheet names with hyperlinks or with macro buttons.

(2.) Enter the worksheet names for sheet index.

(3.) Specify the location of the worksheet index.

(4.) Specify how much columns you want to use in the new worksheet to display the worksheet names.

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3. After finishing the settings, then click OK. All of the worksheet names have been listed with links in a new worksheet of the current workbook. See screenshot:

worksheet names with hyperlinks worksheet names with macro buttons

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    Joseph Kozsuch · 3 years ago
    Thanks so much, this worked great.
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    Jenson · 4 years ago
    Works great!! Thank you!!!!
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    Edgar · 4 years ago
    sooooo helpful, works as expected!!!!! Thanks
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    Huntreth · 4 years ago
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    Jana Mentz · 4 years ago
    I would like to know how to list the tab color next to the tab name in this macro?
    E.g. in the KutoolsforExcel sheet list:
    Column A Column B
    TabName1 Yellow
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    Engr Awlad · 4 years ago
    VBA code works nice to save times ever , Thanks tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
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    perry landau · 7 years ago
    it's great worked like charm
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    perry landau · 7 years ago
    the best it worked like charm
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    Tinman · 7 years ago
    The 'Range' step in your ListWorkSheetNames macro generates runtime error 1004: method range of object global failed. I have it saved in a PERSONAL.XLSB module, running from a macro-enabled spreadsheet in Office10. What am I missing?

    Sub ListWorkSheetNames()
    For i = 1 To Sheets.Count
    Range(”A” & i) = Sheets(i).Name
    Next i
    End Sub
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    Ian Alp · 7 years ago
    How to list the Sheetname of a sub WB and list them in the Main WB?
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    SamJ · 8 years ago
    Great - but how do I do this in Visio ie for an index of worksheets in visio?