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Referencing Worksheet Tabs in Excel

When working with large and complex Excel worksheets, it is often useful to reference specific tabs within the workbook. This can be done using a number of different methods, depending on the structure of your worksheet and the information you are trying to reference.

One way to reference a specific tab is by using its name. To do this, simply type the name of the tab followed by an exclamation point. For example, if you want to reference the tab named "Data", you would type "Data!"

Another way to reference a specific tab is by using its number. To do this, type the number of the tab followed by a colon. For example, if you want to reference the first tab, you would type "1:".

You can also reference a range of tabs by using a dash between the numbers. For example, if you want to reference all tabs between the first and third tabs, you would type "1-3:".

If you want to reference all tabs after a certain tab, you can use an asterisk. For example, if you want to reference all tabs after the second tab, you would type "2:*".

Finally, you can use a combination of these methods to more specifically target the tabs you want to reference. For example, if you want to reference all tabs between the second and fifth tabs, excluding the third tab, you would type "2-4:*".

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