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How to sort worksheet tabs by color in Excel?

For example, for processing and managing a workbook with too many worksheets easily, you may add a tab color to the relevant worksheet tab, and then you can easily sort and identify the sheet tabs by their colors in Excel. This article will show you how quickly you can sort sheet tabs by color in Excel as follows:

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Sort worksheet tabs by color with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Sort worksheet tabs by color with VBA code


Using the following VBA code, you can sort the tabs by color. Please do as follows:

1. Click Developer Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert > Module, and input the following code into the Module:

VBA: Sort sheets by colors.

Sub SortWorkBookByColor()
'Updateby20140624
Dim xArray1() As Long
Dim xArray2() As String
Dim n As Integer
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
If Val(Application.Version) >= 10 Then
    For i = 1 To Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Count
        If Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(i).Visible = -1 Then
            n = n + 1
            ReDim Preserve xArray1(1 To n)
            ReDim Preserve xArray2(1 To n)
            xArray1(n) = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(i).Tab.Color
            xArray2(n) = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(i).Name
        End If
    Next
    For i = 1 To n
        For j = i To n
            If xArray1(j) < xArray1(i) Then
                temp = xArray2(i)
                xArray2(i) = xArray2(j)
                xArray2(j) = temp
                temp = xArray1(i)
                xArray1(i) = xArray1(j)
                xArray1(j) = temp
            End If
        Next
    Next
    For i = n To 1 Step -1
        Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(CStr(xArray2(i))).Move after:=Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Count)
    Next
End If
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

2. Then click  doc-multiply-calculation-3 button to execute the code. And all of the worksheet tabs have been sorted by color. See screenshots:

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arrow blue right bubble Sort worksheet tabs by color with Kutools for Excel

With the Sort Sheets of Kutools for Excel, you can not only sort the sheet tabs by color but also can quickly sort sheet tabs by Alpha or Alpha Numeric.

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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can sort worksheet tabs with following steps:

1. Click Enterprise > Worksheet Tools > Sort Sheets, see screenshot:

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2. In the Sort Sheets dialog box, click Color Sort button, you will see the new tabs order in the New sheet tabs order pane. See screenshot:

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3. And then click OK to sort the tabs.

Kutools for Excel's Sort Sheets tool can quickly rearrange all worksheets in the active workbook. It supports several sorting types, including Alpha Sort, Alpha Numeric Sort, Color Sort and Reverse. In addition, you can also move up / down worksheets, and reset the sorting. Click to know more about this utility.


Related article:

Sort worksheets in alphabetical / alphanumeric order in Excel


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