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Excel Guide

How to Duplicate a Sheet in Excel: Step-by-Step Guide

Duplicating a sheet in Excel can be done through various methods, and this step-by-step guide will walk you through each approach. Whether you prefer using the Ribbon, keyboard shortcuts, the context menu, or even a macro, you'll find the process explained in detail.

Method 1: Duplicate a Sheet Using the Ribbon

  1. Open the workbook containing the sheet you want to duplicate.
  2. Click on the tab for the sheet you want to duplicate.
  3. Navigate to the Home tab on the Ribbon.
  4. Click the Format button in the Cells group (green check mark).
  5. Hover over the Duplicate option in the drop-down menu.
  6. Click on Duplicate. A new sheet will be created with the same name as the original, followed by (2).

Method 2: Duplicate a Sheet Using the Keyboard Shortcut

  1. Open the workbook containing the sheet you want to duplicate.
  2. Click on the tab for the sheet you want to duplicate.
  3. Press and hold Ctrl key.
  4. While holding Ctrl, press the + key (plus key).
  5. Release both keys. A new sheet will be created with the same name as the original, followed by (2).

Method 3: Duplicate a Sheet Using the Context Menu

  1. Open the workbook containing the sheet you want to duplicate.
  2. Click on the tab for the sheet you want to duplicate.
  3. Right-click on the tab. A menu will appear.
  4. Click on Duplicate. A new sheet will be created with the same name as the original, followed by (2).

Method 4: Duplicate a Sheet Using a Macro

  1. Open the workbook containing the sheet you want to duplicate.
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. Click Insert > Module to insert a new module.
  4. Paste the provided VBA code into the module.
  5. Close the Visual Basic Editor.
  6. Press Alt+F8, select DuplicateSheet macro, and click Run. A new sheet will be created with the same name as the original, followed by (2).

These methods offer flexibility based on your preference and familiarity with Excel functionalities. Experiment with each to determine which one suits you best.