# how many worksheets can be created in an excel excel workbook

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## Excel specifications and limits

In Excel 2010, the maximum worksheet size is 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns. In this article, find all workbook, worksheet, and feature specifications and limits.

## Excel specifications and limits

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### Worksheet and workbook specifications and limits

**Feature**

**Maximum limit**

Open workbooks

Limited by available memory and system resources

Total number of rows and columns on a worksheet

1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns

Column width 255 characters Row height 409 points Page breaks

1,026 horizontal and vertical

Total number of characters that a cell can contain

32,767 characters

Characters in a header or footer

255

Maximum number of line feeds per cell

253

Sheets in a workbook

Limited by available memory (default is 1 sheet)

Colors in a workbook

16 million colors (32 bit with full access to 24 bit color spectrum)

Named views in a workbook

Limited by available memory

Unique cell formats/cell styles

65,490 Fill styles 256

Line weight and styles

256 Unique font types

1,024 global fonts available for use; 512 per workbook

Number formats in a workbook

Between 200 and 250, depending on the language version of Excel that you have installed

Names in a workbook

Limited by available memory

Windows in a workbook

Limited by available memory

Hyperlinks in a worksheet

65,530 Panes in a window 4 Linked sheets

Limited by available memory

Scenarios

Limited by available memory; a summary report shows only the first 251 scenarios

Changing cells in a scenario

32

Adjustable cells in Solver

200 Custom functions

Limited by available memory

Zoom range

10 percent to 400 percent

Reports

Limited by available memory

Sort references

64 in a single sort; unlimited when using sequential sorts

Undo levels 100

Fields in a data form

32 Workbook parameters

255 parameters per workbook

Items displayed in filter drop-down lists

10,000

Noncontiguous cells that can be selected

2,147,483,648 cells

Maximum limits of memory storage and file size for Data Model workbooks

32-bit environment is subject to 2 gigabytes (GB) of virtual address space, shared by Excel, the workbook, and add-ins that run in the same process. A data model’s share of the address space might run up to 500 – 700 megabytes (MB), but could be less if other data models and add-ins are loaded.

64-bit environment imposes no hard limits on file size. Workbook size is limited only by available memory and system resources.

Beginning with Excel 2016, Large Address Aware functionality lets 32-bit Excel consume twice the memory when users work on a 64-bit Windows operating system. For more information, see Large Address Aware capability change for Excel.

**Note:**Adding tables to the Data Model increases the file size. If you don’t plan to create complex Data Model relationships using many data sources and data types in your workbook, uncheck the

**Add this data to the Data Model**box when you import or create tables, pivot tables, or data connections.

For more information, see Data Model specification and limits.

Processor Cores 64 File name length

218 characters - This includes the file path. For example, C:\Username\Documents\FileName.xlsx.

### Calculation specifications and limits

**Feature**

**Maximum limit**

Number precision 15 digits

Smallest allowed negative number

-2.2251E-308

Smallest allowed positive number

2.2251E-308

Largest allowed positive number

9.99999999999999E+307

Largest allowed negative number

-9.99999999999999E+307

Largest allowed positive number via formula

1.7976931348623158e+308

Largest allowed negative number via formula

-1.7976931348623158e+308

Length of formula contents

8,192 characters

Internal length of formula

16,384 bytes Iterations 32,767 Worksheet arrays

Limited by available memory

Selected ranges 2,048

Arguments in a function

255

Nested levels of functions

64

User defined function categories

255

Number of available worksheet functions

341

Size of the operand stack

1,024

Cross-worksheet dependency

64,000 worksheets that can refer to other sheets

Cross-worksheet array formula dependency

Limited by available memory

Area dependency

Limited by available memory

Area dependency per worksheet

Limited by available memory

Dependency on a single cell

4 billion formulas that can depend on a single cell

Linked cell content length from closed workbooks

32,767

Earliest date allowed for calculation

January 1, 1900 (January 1, 1904, if 1904 date system is used)

Latest date allowed for calculation

December 31, 9999

Largest amount of time that can be entered

9999:59:59

### Charting specifications and limits

**Feature**

**Maximum limit**

Charts linked to a worksheet

## What is the maximum number of sheets in Excel workbooks?

Answer (1 of 19): Short answer, about 1000. Long answer, Excel does not limit the number of sheets you can add, so you're only limited by available memory on your computer (RAM). This means the max number of sheets is higher on computers with more memory. It also means that running other program...

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150 sheets before excel 2007

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How many sheets are in an Excel workbook?

Short answer, about 1000.

Long answer, Excel does not limit the number of sheets you can add, so you're only limited by available memory on your computer (RAM). This means the max number of sheets is higher on computers with more memory. It also means that running other programs that use memory will limit the max number of sheets. That includes Excel itself. If every sheet has data in every cell, then you're talking up memory, so you might only get a couple hundred sheets before you max out. But if every sheet is empty, you might get many thousands of sheets before you max out. Formatting and o

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Microsoft says “Limited by available memory and system resources”.

That means it depends on the power of your computer.

I've seen around 200 sheets in a workbook.

There is no specific limit.

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How many sheets are there on an MS Excel?

As per Microsoft Office 365, there is 1 default worksheet and maximum number of worksheet depends on your computer memory available at the time of opening excel workbook.

It may be possible that you have created ‘x’ number of worksheet but while opening the workbook again you should have enough memory to use it.

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For Excel 2007 and later, the default is to have only one sheet. The total number of sheets is limited by the available memory.

Note that if you have lots of empty rows or columns at the end of a worksheet, it can severely impact the number of sheets you can have. To find the last cell on a sheet, go to that sheet and use CTRL + END.

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Sheets in an Excel workbook is only limited by available memory. Means you can have ‘n’ number of worksheets based on the capacity of your machine.

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You are only limited by the amount of available memory. Realistically you are limited by the manageability of the workbook ie can you personally remember and manage all the likely interconnections between an exceptionally large number of worksheets? Even with the built in functionality of excel it still needs to be put together and managed by a human brain - even the best brains have their limitations. There comes a point when the amount of data you are trying to process especially when using formulas to manage this for you becomes highly inefficient and a proper database is required. By all m

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In Microsoft Excel, the maximum number of worksheets in a workbook is limited by the amount of available memory and system resources. By default, a workbook contains three worksheets, but you can add up to 1,048,576 worksheets to a workbook.

To add a new worksheet to a workbook, you can right-click on the tab of an existing worksheet and select "Insert" from the context menu. You can also use the "Insert" tab in the ribbon and click the "Worksheet" button.

## How many sheets are there in excel workbook by default

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## How many sheets are there in excel workbook by default?

Initially, when an Excel user opens MS Excel software, there is **one worksheet** by default in Excel 2016. This worksheet is named Sheet1. However, a user can add more worksheets in the Excel workbook named Sheet2, Sheet3, and so on.

In Excel 2013 and earlier versions of Excel, the default sheet was 3.

Excel Sheets names are not informative initially. Excel allows the users to rename the worksheet names and provide them according to the data they contain. With the help of meaningful names, you can easily reach out to your data.

In this chapter, we will try to provide all the useful information for Excel sheets. We will also elaborate the worksheet-related operations.

### Operations on Excel worksheet

We are using Excel 2016 version. Excel allows its users to provide options to change the worksheet's default settings. Several operations can be performed on Excel worksheets, such as add, delete, rename, group, and ungroup the worksheets.

Rename the Excel worksheet

Add more worksheets

Delete Excel worksheets

Set default number of worksheets

Group and Ungroup worksheets

Hide and unhide sheet

We will try to explain the simplest ways to perform these operations. Besides these methods, you may find other methods and ways to perform the following operations. You can prefer whatever you find easy.

## Rename the Excel worksheet

When you create a new worksheet, it comes with default worksheets named Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3, and so on. These default names are not informative and difficult to directly reach out to the data.

To resolve this issue, Excel allows its users to rename the worksheet name according to the data they contain. Hence, it becomes easy to reach your data in a small span of time without looking for each worksheet data.

Following are the simple steps to rename the worksheet name -

**Step 1:**In your current workbook, go to the worksheet panel at bottom where you will find all worksheets for this workbook.

**Step 2:**Double-tap on one of the Sheet names to edit it and then press the Backspace key to provide a new name to it. For example, Sheet1.

**Step 3:**Click anywhere on the sheet to keep the new name. You will see that the name has been

**changed from Sheet1 to January**.

By following the same method, you can change the name of other worksheets and give them according to the data they contain.

Rename the worksheet is a very easy task to do and it is very helpful to find the targeted sheet data.

## Add more worksheets

An Excel workbook comes with some default worksheets that Excel provides. These default worksheets can be one and more. Excel is not restricted to this only. It enables the users to add more worksheets if they need.

Excel allows inserting around 255 worksheets within a single workbook. We suggest you not use more than 12 worksheets as the file becomes heavy and the processing will also degrade.

Here are the steps, how you can insert a new sheet to a workbook -

**Step 1:**Open the targeted workbook within which you would like to insert a new one. You will see a

**+**sign in a circle on the worksheet status bar.

**Step 2:**Click on this plus sign to insert a new worksheet.

**Step 3:**Once you click the insert button (+), a new sheet will add to the workbook, as shown below.

You have noticed one thing here that a new sheet (Sheet4) is inserted between Sheet1 and Sheet2 because while inserting the new sheet, you were active on Sheet1.

If you want, you can change the position of the sheet and move them.

**Change the worksheet position**

To change the worksheet position, you can move the worksheet.

**Step 4:**Just keep the mouse control on the targeted sheet (Sheet4) and move it into the direction (left or right) where you want to place it.

**Step 5:**Leave the mouse at the position where you want to keep the targeted sheet. We have placed Sheet4 after Sheet2.

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