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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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 button to execute the code. And all of the worksheet tabs have been sorted by color. See screenshots:
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.
If you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can sort worksheet tabs with following steps:
1. Click Enterprise > Worksheet Tools > Sort Sheets, see screenshot:
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:
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.