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    Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    I am trying to find out what the maximum size of an excel workbook can be. I have seen where it can have a max of 255 sheets and there are only so many records can go on a sheet but I have not seen anywhere that says what the max size would be of the whole workbook...anyone have any idea???

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    Re: Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    In Excel do Help/Contents and Index
    Key in Limits and froolw the trail.
    This may answer some of your questions

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    Re: Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q264/6/26.ASP>Q264626</A> XL2000: Microsoft Excel 2000 Specifications

    It doesn't actually state the maximum files size, so it probably falls into the 'Limited only by system resources' category.

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    Re: Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    Since the largest data type a cell can contain is var length string and the size of a stringe is 10 + string length, and since the limit on a string is 2 billion characters, hypothetically, the max size of a workbook would be:
    255 worksheets

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    Re: Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    So can you add code modules to a workbook with 255 sheets?

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    Re: Maximum Size of Excel Workbook?

    Just to clarify: the Help says the max number of DEFAULT worksheets in a workbook is 255.

    You can actually add more through code - I've just told Excel to add 300 sheets to a book via VBA and it did so quite happily.

    Jeremy

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