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Default worksheet to open in Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Rajm, Aug 19, 2003.

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  1. Rajm

    Rajm Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2003
    Hi all,

    Can anybody help to solve my problem. In Excel (MS office XP), when I open an excel file i.e. abcd.xls, a particular worksheet say - Index should open by default. Even though I go to any sheet, modify it and save it when I open this xls file next time, my default worksheet i.e. Index should open - not the one which I modified last time.
  2. mrwendal


    Jul 25, 2001
    I'm not sure why this is happening but one thing you can try is this.

    Open your w/book. Press Alt+F11 to open the vb editor.

    Go to View->Project Explorer. A list should appear, one of the entries will possibly say something like VBAProject followed by the name of your spreadsheet.

    In the Microsoft Excel objects folder under this, double click the 'ThisWorkbook' icon.

    A new pane should open on the right-hand side.
    Copy and paste the following

    Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    End Sub

    (change yoursheetname to the name of the sheet you want excel to open automatically each time).

    Close the vb window and then save and close your excel spreadsheet

    Hope this helps.
  3. CastleHeart


    May 4, 2002
    My EXCEL 2000 has always opened as you say - at the last cell where you were when you saved. I have always made a habit of going back to A1 on my first TAB before saving the last time. Just as I will always go back to a nice starting cell before closing a macro.

    mrwendal's VB suggestion seems to work fine. But that will apparently be for THAT worrkbook only. Perhaps there is something out there that will include this as a function of EXCEL ?

    - Castleheart
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