Rename a sheet

The name of a sheet appears on its sheet tab at the bottom of the workbook window.

Sheet tabs in Excel

  1. Hold down CONTROL and click the sheet tab.

  2. Click Rename.

  3. Type the new name over the current name.

    Notes: 

    • You can also double-click the sheet tab and type a new name.

    • Sheet names cannot exceed 31 characters, cannot be blank, and cannot contain the following characters: : \ / * [ ] ?

See also

Move or copy a sheet

Change sheet tab color

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