Changing the Number of Sheets for new Workbooks

Excel 2016 automatically creates one worksheet in each new workbook, but you can force it to create as many worksheets as you need.

For example, if you prefer to start each new workbook with two worksheets. After all, it's easy enough to add new sheets if and when they are needed.

To change the default number of worksheets, do the following:

    1.    On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 2016 Options

    2.    On the General tab, in the When creating new workbooks group, change the value for the Include this many sheets:

Number of sheets in Excel 2016

    3.    Click OK.

NOTE: Making this change will affect all new workbooks but will have no effect on existing workbooks.