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GOOD DESIGN – WORKSHEET MANAGEMENT

August 11, 2010

Workbooks have a habit of growing over time as the reporting needs of an organization evolve. As this occurs it becomes increasingly important to limit the visible worksheets to those relevant for a particular reporting purpose or to those sheets most often used.

A logical seperation is between sheets that contain the data to be referenced (source sheets)  and the sheets that contain interactive formulae referencing the data on the source sheets. In the example below, I have used this code to hide all the sheets containing source data whenever a user opens the workbook.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Dim sht As Worksheet

For Each sht In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
 If sht.Name Like “*data” Then
  sht.Visible = False
 End If
Next sht

End Sub

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