How to change the number of sheets for new workbooks

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Excel automatically creates three worksheets 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 a single worksheet. After all, it's easy enough to add new sheets if and when they are needed.

To change the default number of worksheets:

   1.   Click the Microsoft Office Button ms office 2007 button , and then click Excel Options.

Excel 2007 Options

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

Number of sheets in Excel 2007

   3.   Click OK.

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

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