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How do I delete a worksheet in MS Excel?

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There are many ways to do it. You can also do it from the home tab. Please refer the image attached.


- > You can right on the particular sheet you want to delete and select the delete option -> Go to home tab ,Cell Portion, Delete and select the Delete sheet -> You can use short cut ALT E L to delete the activesheet

ALT+E+L shortcut key

Right Click on the sheet and choose delete.You can also use short cut key Alt+El to delete a sheet.

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Press ALT + E + L together to delete any worksheet.

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By default, Microsoft Office Excel provides three worksheets in a workbook, but you can insert additional worksheets (and other types of sheets, such as a chart sheet, macro sheet, or dialog sheet) or delete them as needed. You can also change the number of worksheets that appear by default in a new...

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Hi, To delete a worksheet in excel select the sheet which you want to delete , right click on it a list of options appears on the screen from that list select DELETE option. it will prompt you for confirmation, sheet will be permanently deleted. Thank you.

To add to the above answers , you should have at least one worksheet in the file. Excel doesn't allow you to delete all worksheets in a workbook.

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before going to delete a excel worksheet first u should know how many sheets are there in a workbook if it is only one sheet you can not delete OR more than one sheet you can delete sheet by right click on the sheet tab option then press delete but you cannot get it back and u loss the data

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Hi Khushbu, Just right click on the sheet tab and click delete.

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