Working with multiple worksheets in the same workbook offers distinct advantages.
Do most of your Excel workbooks contain only a single worksheet? If so, you’re missing out on the power and flexibility of using multiple sheets within a single workbook.
By storing multiple sheets in the same book, you can tie them all together to save time and effort. You can perform the same data and formatting changes on all your worksheets in one fell swoop. You can create formulas in one worksheet that reference data in another sheet. And if any data changes in one sheet, it also changes in any linked sheets.
For this article, I’m using Excel 2016, but the process for working with multiple worksheets is the same for the prior few versions of Excel.
To illustrate the benefits of using multiple worksheets, I’ll be using a workbook that tracks product sales in four regions of the country – North, South, East, and West.