Solved

How can I group worksheets and then collapse them into one group in Excel

Posted on 2016-09-02
4
37 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-06
How can I group worksheets and then collapse them into one group in Excel
0
Comment
Question by:Robert Kohanski
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Henson earned 250 total points
ID: 41781593
Assuming you are talking about worksheets (tabs) of one file; as far as I know there is not a way of doing that.

Rows and Columns - yes you can, but not not sheets.

You can change the colour of the tab of a group of sheets so you can make those in a group look the same.
0
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:[ fanpages ]
[ fanpages ] earned 250 total points
ID: 41786396
With a manual action you could programmatically "collapse" worksheet names down to a single character (or a few characters), either based on the original name, or an alias for each, then "expand" them again upon manual request.

You could also optional colour the "grouped" worksheets at the same time.

For example, a workbook has seven worksheets:

[Monday], [Tuesday], [Wednesday], [Thursday], [Friday], [Saturday], & [Sunday].

[Monday] through to [Friday] inclusive (i.e. five worksheets) could be selected (manually, by the user of the workbook) to be "grouped".

The worksheets would then be renamed to [M], [Tu], [W], [Th], & [Fri], & the colo(u)r of the individual worksheet "tabs" could be set to, say, blue (or something else to differentiate these five "grouped" worksheets from any others in the same workbook).


The horizontal "tab" names in the workbook would then show:

|--------- blue --------||- default colo(u)r -|
[M] [Tu] [W] [Th] [F] [Saturday] [Sunday]

When "ungrouped" (again, by way of a manual action by the user of the workbook), each worksheet "tab" would go back to the default colo(u)r, & the names of all the "grouped" worksheets would be reinstated.

If Robert Kohanski (ever) returns to the question, perhaps this suggestion can be discussed or, potentially, more clarification gained on the original requirements.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Convert between Excel file formats (.XLS, .XLSX, .XLSM) with/without macro option David Miller (dlmille) Intro Over this past Fall, I've had the opportunity to see several similar requests and have developed a couple related solutions associate…
This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question