In this article, you will be introduced to 3 easy methods to rename worksheets in Excel.
When a new tab is added to Excel, the tab name will appear as ‘SheetX’ (where X corresponds to the tab number).
It is important to rename tabs to clearly distinguish between them, especially in large Excel workbooks used by multiple users. If a workbook contains multiple tabs, it is ideal for the user to distinguish between tabs based on the tab names.
For example: If an Excel workbook contains sales volumes split by months across 12 spreadsheets, each sheet can be renamed to denote the month to which its data corresponds.
Worksheets in Excel can be renamed using any of the 3 methods described below:
Method 1: Select the tab -> Right-click and select the ‘Rename’ option -> Enter the name -> Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard
Method 2: Double-click on the tab name -> Enter the name -> Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard
Method 3: Select the tab -> Press “ALT”, “H”, “O”, “R” -> Enter the name -> Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard. This method is applicable only for Windows users.
No, multiple tabs can’t be selected and renamed together in Excel. Each sheet name within an Excel workbook should be unique.
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