1. Select the worksheets that you want to move or copy.

To select Do this
A single sheet Click the sheet tab.

If you don’t see the tab that you want, click the tab scrolling buttons to display the tab, and then click the tab.


Two or more adjacent sheets Click the tab for the first sheet. Then hold down SHIFT while you click the tab for the last sheet that you want to select.


Two or more nonadjacent sheets Click the tab for the first sheet. Then hold down CTRL while you click the tabs of the other sheets that you want to sheets select.


All sheets in a workbook Right-click a sheet tab, and then click Select All Sheets on the shortcut menu (shortcut menu: A menu that shows a list of commands relevant to a particular item. To display a shortcut menu, right-click an item or press SHIFT+F10.).


Tip When multiple worksheets are selected, [Group] appears in the title bar at the top of the worksheet. To cancel a selection of multiple worksheets in a workbook, click any unselected worksheet. If no unselected sheet is visible, right-click the tab of a selected sheet, and then click Ungroup Sheets on the shortcut menu.

Keyboard shortcut To move to the next or previous sheet tab, you can also press CTRL+PAGE UP or CTRL+PAGE DOWN.

2. On the Home tab, in the Cells group, click Format, and then under Organize Sheets, click Move  or Copy Sheet.

Tip You can also right-click a selected sheet tab, and then click Move or Copy.

3. In the Move or Copy dialog box, in the Before sheet list, do one of the following:

  • Click the sheet before which you want to insert the moved or copied sheets.
  • Click move to end to insert the moved or copied sheets after the last sheet in the workbook and before the Insert Worksheet tab.

4. To copy the sheets instead of moving them, in the Move or Copy dialog box, select the Create a copy check box.

Note When you create a copy of the worksheet, the worksheet is duplicated in the workbook, and the sheet name indicates that it is a copy — for example, the first copy that you make of Sheet1 is named Sheet1 (2).


  • To move sheets in the current workbook, you can drag the selected sheets along the row of sheet tabs. To copy the sheets, hold down CTRL, and then drag the sheets; release the mouse button before you release the CTRL key.
  • To rename the moved or copied worksheet, right-click its sheet tab, click Rename, and then type the new name in the sheet tab.
  • To change the color of the sheet tab, right-click the sheet tab, click Tab Color, and then click the color that you want to use.