How to insert worksheets from another workbook?

Sometimes you may need to import worksheets from other workbooks. If you copy the worksheets' content and paste to current workbook, it loses some formatting styles, such as row height, etc. This article describes some handy ways to insert worksheets from other workbooks quickly with losing data and formatting styles.

good idea4Combine Worksheets/CSV files in to one sheet or one workbook

In sometimes, you may be confused with consolidate or combine multiple sheets/csv files into one sheet or one workbook for some special work, but a powerful utility of Kutools for Excel, Combine Worksheets function can quickly help you handle this job.
doc combine 1

arrow blue right bubble Insert worksheet from other workbooks with Move or Copy command

The Move or Copy command can help you insert worksheets from another workbook easily.

Step 1: Open all workbooks that you will work with.

Step 2: Active the workbook containing the worksheet that you will copy.

Step 3: Select the worksheets that you want to copy.

You can select multiple worksheets by holding down Ctrl key or shift key.

Step 4: Right click the selected worksheet, and click Move or Copy from contend menu.

Step 5: In Move or Copy dialog box, select the workbook that you will copy selected worksheets to in the drop down list Move selected sheets of To Book:, and check the Create a copy option.

Step 6: Click OK. Then you will see the selected worksheets are copied and inserted to the workbook that you specified in Step 5.


1. You must open all workbooks that you will work with, including the workbooks containing needed worksheets, and the workbook you will insert the worksheets to. Otherwise, you will not find out the workbook names in Step 5.

2. You must check the Create a copy option in Move or Copy dialog box, otherwise you will move the selected worksheet out of original workbook.

arrow blue right bubble Insert worksheet from other workbooks with Combine of Kutools for Excel

The second trick, the Combine utility of Kutools for Excel, will simplify you work to insert worksheets from many workbooks without opening all of them.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Step 1: Click the Enterprise > Combine, see screenshot:

Step 2: In the Combine Worksheets dialog box, you may check one of the combine operation from the options. Here we take the third option for example, then click Next. See screenshot:
doc combine 1

Step 3: You can add workbooks by clicking Add button or Scenario button. And then you can specify which worksheets you want to insert from the added workbooks in the right box. Also, you can rearrange the order of the workbooks and worksheets. (By default, all worksheets are selected in the Worksheet list.)

Step 4. You can rename the worksheet name and specify the Separator in the Combine Worksheet –Step 3 of 3 dialog. And also when you encounter blank worksheet, you can choose skip or keep it in the drop-down box. Finally, click Finish. See screenshot:

Then you will see all selected the worksheets are inserted into current workbook quickly. The first worksheet named Kutools will be a sheet list the detail information of each inserted worksheet. See screenshot:

Moreover, the utility of Combine also can combine worksheets into one worksheet, combine the same name worksheets into one worksheet and consolidate values across workbooks into one worksheet.Click to know more about this Merge Workbooks utility of Kutools for Excel.

arrow blue right bubble Combine multiple sheets into one sheet or one workbook

arrow blue right bubble (4 steps) Insert worksheet from other workbooks with Insert File at Cursor of Kutools for Excel

If you just want to insert a worksheet from another workbook into the current worksheet, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Insert File at Cursor utility if you have installed Kutools for Excel.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Click at a cell you want to place the worksheet content at.

2. Then click Enterprise > Import/Export > Insert File at Cursor. See screenshot:
doc insert sheet kte 1

3. In the Insert File at Cursor dialog, click Browse to select the workbook you need to insert from, then you can check Values only (no formulas) or Do not transfer formatting options as you need. See screenshot:
doc insert sheet kte 2

Values only (no formulas): Insert displaying values only.

Do not transfer formatting: Keep the cell format after inserting worksheet

4. Click Ok, now a dialog pops out for selecting a sheet you need to insert. Then click Ok.

Now the worksheet contents have been inserted to the current worksheet.

Click here to know more about Insert File at Cursor.

arrow blue right bubble insert a workbook file into a cell


Recommended Productivity Tools

Office Tab

gold star1 Bring handy tabs to Excel and other Office software, just like Chrome, Firefox and new Internet Explorer.

Kutools for Excel

gold star1Amazing! Increase your productivity in 5 minutes. Don't need any special skills, save two hours every day!

gold star1200 New Features for Excel, Make Excel Much Easy and Powerful:

  • Merge Cell/Rows/Columns without Losing Data.
  • Combine and Consolidate Multiple Sheets and Workbooks.
  • Compare Ranges, Copy Multiple Ranges, Convert Text to Date, Unit and Currency Conversion.
  • Count by Colors, Paging Subtotals, Advanced Sort and Super Filter,
  • More Select/Insert/Delete/Text/Format/Link/Comment/Workbooks/Worksheets Tools...

Screen shot of Kutools for Excel

btn read more btn download btn purchase


Permalink -2 rajk
Dear Sir,

thanks for great article about Excel
I am a student & want to learn more about Excel features of Kutools for Excel but it available for only 30 days cant you provide student version in this utility.
2014-07-18 13:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -3 manjunath.n.gowda
I want add my two worksheet into all my existing excel file. Pl help
2014-07-31 09:42 Reply Reply with quote Quote

Add comment

Security code