One of the features of Excel that is often overlooked is working with grouped worksheets. When you group the worksheets within a workbook, you can perform operations to several worksheets at one time. This eliminates the necessity of doing the same operation over and over to different worksheets. To group worksheets which are next to each other in the workbook: Click on the sheet tab for the first worksheet. Hold the Shift Key. Click on the last sheet tab to be included in the group. To group worksheets which are not right next to each other: Click on the sheet tab for the first worksheet. Hold the Control Key. Click on each sheet tab to be included in the group
Identical worksheets are needed prior to using the Consolidation feature, creating a sum across worksheets or using the Paste Special Math features to create summary worksheets. By grouping the worksheets first and then adding rows or columns, changing headings and other formatting operations, you ensure that the spreadsheets remain uniform.