How to move or copy a worksheet in Excel 2010/13 [Tip]

Excel includes a Move or Copy option that enables users to move or copy a worksheet with all its formatting and data intact. So if you ever need to set up a new Excel worksheet based on a spreadsheet in another workbook, you can quickly move or copy an entire Excel spreadsheet.

Open a spreadsheet in Excel, and then select the Home tab. On that tab there is a Format option. Select that option to open the menu in the shot below.

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Next, select the Move or Copy option from that menu. That will open the window shown below.

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To move a copy of the spreadsheet to a new Excel workbook, click the Create a copy check box. Then you should also select the (new book) option from the To book drop-down list. Press the OK button to move the spreadsheet to new Excel document, or book, as below.

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Alternatively, you can move the spreadsheet from one Excel book to another without copying it. Select the destination document from the To book drop-down list. However, do not select the Create a copy check box. Then press the OK button to move the spreadsheet to the other Excel workbook.

Alternatively, you can copy a spreadsheet within the same Excel workbook. Click the To book drop-down list and select the book from there. Then select one of the sheet tabs, and click the Create a copy check box. The new sheet will include a sequential number at the end as shown in the shot below.

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So the copy and paste hotkeys are not required to move Excel spreadsheets to new Excel workbooks or sheets. Instead you can move them with Excel’s Move and copy option.

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