Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to copy worksheet data along with its formatting to another worksheet or a workbook? Have you used the copy and paste functionality to move or copy the data from one sheet to another? Although you can copy and paste the data, there is a simpler method you may not have considered before. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a copy of an existing worksheet in Excel 2010 using the Move or Copy functionality.
How to Create a Copy of an Existing Worksheet in Excel 2010
1. Open the workbook containing the data you want to copy. If you want to transfer the files to an existing workbook with data, open that workbook too.
2. In the workbook containing the original data, right-click the Sheet tab from which you want to copy data.
3. From the contextual pop-up menu, choose Move Or Copy.
4. In the Move Or Copy dialog box, from the To book drop-down list, select the workbook you want to copy the data to. Remember, if you want to transfer the contents to an existing workbook, you must open that workbook before displaying the Move Or Copy dialog box.
5. In the Before Sheet list box, specify before which worksheet you want the copied sheet to be inserted.
6. Check the Create a copy check box and then click OK to complete the transfer.
7. Rename the new worksheet tab as required.
Your data is now transferred to the worksheet specified by you, and it’s all done in under a minute.
Have you used this quick method to transfer your worksheet data or do you have another way of accomplishing this task. Share your thoughts with us using the comments form.