Copy, re-order, and delete sheets

Copy a sheet

You can make a duplicate copy of any sheet in a spreadsheet. That copy can be made within the same spreadsheet or into another, separate spreadsheet.

Here's how to copy a sheet to another spreadsheet:

  1. At the bottom of a spreadsheet, click the down arrow next to the sheet name.
  2. From the menu, click Copy to...
  3. Choose the destination spreadsheet from the list.
  4. Click Select.

If there's already an existing sheet with the same name, the copied sheet will be named "Copy of sheetname."

To copy one sheet within a spreadsheet, follow these steps:

  1. Click the down arrow next to the sheet name.
  2. From the menu, select Duplicate.
  3. A duplicate sheet (which contains the exact formatting) will appear in a new tab beside the original sheet. It's labeled Copy of Sheet.

Re-order sheets within a spreadsheet

If you're working on a spreadsheet that contains more than one sheet, you can change the order of these sheets. Go to the sheet that you'd like to move, and click the down arrow. From the menu, select Move right or Move left.

You can also drag and drop sheets by clicking and dragging a sheet tab until it is in the location you'd like.

Rename sheets within a spreadsheet

If you would like to change the name of a sheet within your spreadsheet, double-click the text on the sheet tab and type in the new name. You can also click the down arrow on the sheet tab, select Rename..., and type in the new name.

Add a color to sheet tabs within a spreadsheet

You can add a color to each of your sheet tabs to make it easier to tell them apart.

  1. Click the down arrow next to a sheet tab.
  2. Hover over "Change color".
  3. Select a color to add to the tab.

Note: This feature is only available in the new version of Google Sheets.

Delete a sheet

To delete a single sheet from a spreadsheet, first go to the sheet you'd like to remove. Click the down arrow on the sheet tab, and select Delete from the menu. A warning dialog will appear. If you'd like to delete the sheet, click OK.

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