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.

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