How to Delete Sheet in Excel

Here’s another tutorial on how to work with spreadsheets. Today you’ll see how you can easily delete a spreadsheet in Excel and make your workbook more organized.

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If you don’t need one or more of the spreadsheets in your workbook anymore, you can simply delete them.

Here’s how to do it!

An Important Thing to Know Before You Delete a Spreadsheet

First of all, it’s important to know that once you delete a spreadsheet, you’ll lose all the data stored in it and you won’t be able to retrieve them. Also, you won’t be able to use the data from the deleted spreadsheet in other sheets.

Take a look at the sheet ‘Questionnaire’. It contains a drop-down list created in one of the previous tutorials. To keep the workbook organized, the items in this drop-down menu are stored as a list of data in another spreadsheet called ‘Months’.

How to Delete Sheet in Excel - stored sheet

If we delete the sheet ‘Months’ which you’ll see shortly, the drop-down list in the sheet ‘Questionnaire’ will stop working.

That’s why it’s important to make sure you’ll choose only such a sheet which contains data you won’t need anymore.

So, how can I delete the sheet?

First, select it by clicking on it. Right-click and choose ‘Delete’.

How to Delete Sheet in Excel - delete option

Excel will show a warning and ask whether you’re sure you want to delete the sheet permanently.

Confirm by clicking on ‘Delete’ and you’re done!

How to Delete Sheet in Excel - waring of deleting data

The sheet has been deleted from the workbook.

How to Delete Sheet in Excel - deleted sheet

But the drop-down list has also been disabled. You cannot pick any other option apart from the one that had been chosen before we deleted the sheet.

How to Delete Sheet in Excel - non functional drop-down list

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