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How to Copy a Worksheet in Excel

We may need to move or copy a worksheet as a backup. In this scenario, we can move or copy the sheet to another workbook or create a duplicate sheet in the same workbook. There are some quick methods to achieve this task.

Figure 1. How to Copy a Sheet

How to Duplicate a Sheet

Method 1. Drag and Drop

We usually move a sheet from one place to another place in the same workbook with the drag and drop method. However, we can use this method to also copy or duplicate sheets within the same workbook. We just need to select a sheet, press Ctrl button, and drag and drop to the right of the sheet. Excel will create a duplicate or copy of the selected sheet.

Figure 2. Drag and Drop Method

Method 2. Right Clicking the Sheet

In this method, we right-click the selected sheet to duplicate the sheet in the same workbook using the Move or Copy dialog.

  • Just right-click the selected sheet and select Move or Copy option.

Figure 3. Select Move or Copy Option

  • In the Before Sheet section of Move or Copy dialog, select the location of the sheet to place the duplicate sheet.
  • Select Create a Copy checkbox and press the OK button. Excel creates a duplicate sheet in the same workbook

Figure 4. Move or Copy Dialog

How to Copy a Sheet to Another Workbook

We can move or copy worksheet to another workbook by using the Move or Copy option easily. In this way, we can create a backup of one worksheet to another workbook. To do this we need to follow these steps;

  • Right-click the sheet and select Move or Copy option as mentioned above.
  • From Move or Copy dialog, select the targeted workbook from “To book” drop-down where we need to copy selected sheet.

Figure 5. Select To Book

  • Select the location where we want to move this sheet to another workbook from the Before Sheet section.
  • Select the Create a Copy checkbox and press the OK button

Figure 6. Copying Sheet to Another Workbook

  • Copy worksheet to another workbook as a backup sheet.

Figure 7. Copy Worksheet to Another Workbook

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