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Posted on 2011-02-22
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Basically I was planning to hide sheet3 on my workbook, but when the command button is clicked on sheet1; the hidden sheet (sheet 3) would open in a brand new/separate worksheet.

So I was thinking the code could copy the format in the hidden sheet (sheet3) and then paste this into a brand new occurence of excel.
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by:SiddharthRout
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Try this simple code

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim wb1 As Workbook, wb2 As Workbook
    
    Set wb1 = ActiveWorkbook
    Set wb2 = Workbooks.Add
    
    wb1.Sheets("Sheet3").Copy After:=wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count)
    wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count).Visible = True
End Sub

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by:Gazza83
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in excel 2011 it is creating the new file but as opposed to just sheet 3 being in the new workbook, there are now four sheets within the new workbook "Sheet3 (2)", sheet3,sheet2, sheet1

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by:SiddharthRout
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Try this

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim wb1 As Workbook, wb2 As Workbook
    
    Set wb1 = ActiveWorkbook
    Set wb2 = Workbooks.Add
    
    For i = 1 To wb2.Sheets.Count
        Sheets(i).Name = "Sid" & i
    Next
    
    wb1.Sheets("Sheet3").Copy After:=wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count)
    wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count).Visible = True
    
    For i = wb2.Sheets.Count To 1 Step -1
        Application.DisplayAlerts = False
        On Error Resume Next
        If InStr(1, Sheets(i).Name, "sid", vbTextCompare) Then Sheets(i).Delete
        On Error GoTo 0
        Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Next
    
    wb2.Sheets(1).Name = "Sheet3"
End Sub

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SiddharthRout earned 2000 total points
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By mistake I kept the Application.DisplayAlerts in the loop. Please use this code.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim wb1 As Workbook, wb2 As Workbook
    
    Set wb1 = ActiveWorkbook
    Set wb2 = Workbooks.Add
    
    For i = 1 To wb2.Sheets.Count
        Sheets(i).Name = "Sid" & i
    Next
    
    wb1.Sheets("Sheet3").Copy After:=wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count)
    wb2.Sheets(wb2.Sheets.Count).Visible = True
    
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    
    For i = wb2.Sheets.Count To 1 Step -1
        On Error Resume Next
        If InStr(1, Sheets(i).Name, "sid", vbTextCompare) Then Sheets(i).Delete
        On Error GoTo 0
    Next
    
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    
    wb2.Sheets(1).Name = "Sheet3"
End Sub

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by:Gazza83
ID: 34957283
Brilliant, thanks!
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by:SiddharthRout
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Glad to be of help. Though it worked, but I saw a small error in the above code.

Please change line 8

Sheets(i).Name = "Sid" & i

to

wb2.Sheets(i).Name = "Sid" & i

and line 18

        If InStr(1, Sheets(i).Name, "sid", vbTextCompare) Then Sheets(i).Delete

to

        If InStr(1, wb2.Sheets(i).Name, "sid", vbTextCompare) Then wb2.Sheets(i).Delete


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