Switching Excel Tabs


Q. Some of my Excel spreadsheet files have so many sheet tabs it’s tedious to scroll through them all to find the one I want. Isn’t there an easier way.

A. As you know, you can switch from one sheet tab to another by pressing CLT + Page Up to activate the previous tab and CTL + Page Down to go to the next one. But if you have so many tabs it is cumbersome to scroll through them, use this trick to evoke a pop-up list of all the sheet tab names in a file: Right click on any one of the tiny arrows on the bottom of the left side of the screen (see the screen shot, below). Then click on the tab of your choice and it will pop right up.

A fast way to sort through many Excel sheet tabs.

Do you have a technology question? Send it to Senior Editor Stanley Zarowin via e-mail at zarowin@mindspring.com or regular mail at the Journal of Accountancy, Harborside Financial Center, 201 Plaza Three, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3881.

SPONSORED REPORT

How to make the most of a negotiation

Negotiators are made, not born. In this sponsored report, we cover strategies and tactics to help you head into 2017 ready to take on business deals, salary discussions and more.

VIDEO

Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed?

The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.

QUIZ

News quiz: Scam email plagues tax professionals—again

Even as the IRS reported on success in reducing tax return identity theft in the 2016 season, the Service also warned tax professionals about yet another email phishing scam. See how much you know about recent news with this short quiz.