Excel shortcuts

How to use the Excel link to another sheet shortcut

If you work with data in Microsoft Excel, you may find yourself needing to link to data on another sheet in the same workbook. This can be done using a simple shortcut. Here's how:

  1. First, open the workbook that contains the data you want to link to. Select the cell where you want to create the link.
  2. Then, press Alt+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. In the Visual Basic Editor, select Insert > Module. This will insert a new module into the workbook.
  4. In the new module, type the following code:

Sub LinkToAnotherSheet()

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sheet1!A1"

End Sub

  1. Replace Sheet1 with the name of the sheet you want to link to. For example, if you want to link to a sheet named Data, you would change the code to =Data!A1.
  2. Save the workbook.
  3. Now, whenever you want to create a link to another sheet, simply select the cell where you want the link to appear and press Alt+F8. This will run the LinkToAnotherSheet macro and create a link to the other sheet.

You can also use this shortcut to create links to other workbooks. Simply use the full path to the other workbook in the LinkToAnotherSheet macro. For example, if you want to link to a workbook named MyWorkbook.xlsx that is saved in the C:\Documents folder, you would use the following code:

Sub LinkToAnotherSheet()

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='C:\Documents\MyWorkbook.xlsx'!A1"

End Sub

You can also use this shortcut to create links to cells in other worksheets. Simply use the cell address in the LinkToAnotherSheet macro. For example, if you want to link to cell A1 on a sheet named Data, you would use the following code:

Sub LinkToAnotherSheet()

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Data!A1"

End Sub

You can also use this shortcut to create links to cells in other workbooks. Simply use the full path to the other workbook and the cell address in the LinkToAnotherSheet macro. For example, if you want to link to cell A1 in a workbook named MyWorkbook.xlsx that is saved in the C:\Documents folder, you would use the following code:

Sub LinkToAnotherSheet()

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='C:\Documents\MyWorkbook.xlsx'!A1"

End Sub

This shortcut can be a useful way to quickly link to data in other sheets or workbooks.

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