Don’ t think of Excel workbooks as files that remain the same. As your data and analysis needs grow, you’ll need to add, remove, and adjust how your sheets fit together.
When you’re ready to adjust what’s in your Excel workbook, it helps to delete sheets in Excel. Let’s learn how to do that efficiently with the help of this tutorial.
Delete a Sheet in Excel
To delete a sheet in Excel, just right-click on the sheet name. Then, choose Delete. That’s really all there is to it. You’ll see the sheet disappear and the tab bar will adapt.
Here’s an important note: before you delete a sheet, be certain that you don’t need it. That includes formulas on other sheets that might rely on the data you deleted. That will break your formulas. Deleting sheets in Excel is one step that can’t be undone with the “Undo” button. It’s lost for good once you delete it.
Delete Sheets in Excel
There’s no need to go one-by-one if you know you need to remove multiple sheets. On Windows, hold Control on your keyboard, then click on all of the sheet tabs you wish to delete. You can take the same steps on macOS by holding Command and selecting several sheets.
Then, follow the same steps to delete the selected sheets: right-click and choose Delete to delete all selected sheets. Excel will ask you to confirm that you wish to delete the sheets, and then the task is complete.
One last thing: you can hold shift on your keyboard and select a sheet tab in the workbook. This selects every sheet in the adjacent sequence of tabs. Then, just repeat the right-click delete sequence to remove all selected sheets.
Remember both of these shortcuts while you manage your workbook. It’s all about saving time while adapting to your changing needs.