How to Edit Multiple Excel Sheets at Once

In this lesson, you will learn how to edit many worksheets at the same time.

Excel allows you to edit multiple sheets at the same time. This can be useful for tasks such as applying the same formula to multiple sheets or creating a consistent layout across multiple sheets.

How to Select Multiple Sheets

Right-click on any tab and select the worksheet Select All Sheets.

Select All Sheets

This will select all sheets.

When you are making changes to any sheet, these changes will also be present at all the selected sheets.

How to Edit Multiple Sheets

To ungroup sheets, and then work on one, right-click at any tab and select Ungroup Sheets.

Ungroup Sheets

Using 3-D references

3-D references allow you to reference the same cell or range in multiple sheets. This means that any changes you make to the cell or range will be reflected in all sheets that reference it.

For example, if you have a formula in cell A1 of Sheet1 that calculates the total sales for all sheets, you can use a 3-D reference to reference the formula in Sheet2 and Sheet3. This way, if you change the formula in Sheet1, the changes will be reflected in Sheet2 and Sheet3 as well.

Using VBA macros

VBA macros allow you to automate tasks in Excel. This means that you can write a macro to perform an operation on multiple sheets. This can be especially useful if you need to perform repetitive tasks.

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For example, you could write a macro to copy the contents of a range in Sheet1 to the same range in Sheet2 and Sheet3. This would save you the time of having to manually copy the data to each sheet.