Move Excel Worksheets from One Workbook to Another

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. I often have to move several Excel worksheets from one workbook to another. I use the conventional copy-and-paste technique (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-P). While it works, it’s a real drag. Isn’t there a better way?

A. Yes. And the solution, you may be surprised to learn, is a drag, too, but not in the sense that it’s a bummer; you can literally drag worksheets from one workbook to another—in effect copying the dragged sheet into the other workbook.

To accomplish such a move, open both workbooks and then arrange them so they appear in the same screen. To do that, click on Window, Arrange and select Horizontal ; then click on OK . Using your mouse, arrange the workbooks so that you can see the tabs of both workbooks. Then simply click and drag the sheet tab from one workbook to another.

Before dragging the worksheets After dragging the worksheets

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