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How to always start the same worksheet when opening a workbook?

As you know, Excel can remember the last opening worksheet before closing a workbook. And when you open the workbook again, it will open the last opening worksheet automatically. However, in some cases, you may want to start a default worksheet when opening a workbook. Now, this article introduces a VBA to always start the same worksheet when opening the specified workbook.

Always start the same worksheet when opening a workbook with VBA

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Always start the same worksheet when opening a workbook with VBA

You can apply an easy VBA to always start the same worksheet when opening a certain workbook in Excel. Please do as follows:

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

2. Double click ThisWorkbook in the Project Explorer Pane to open the script window, and paste below VBA code into the window.

VBA: Always start the same worksheet when opening a workbook

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim xOWSName As String
Dim xWS As Worksheet
    xOWSName = "Default_Sheet" 
   Set xWS = Worksheets(xOWSName)
   xWS.Activate
End Sub

Note: In above code, change Default_Sheet to the specified worksheet name that you want to always start with.

3. Save the workbook as an Excel Macro-Enable workbook.

From now on, no matter which worksheet opens before you close the workbook, the specified worksheet will display automatically when you open this workbook again.


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