Macro to rename each excel sheet, and save each sheet separately


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Jan 27, 2014
I consider myself to be proficient with Excel, and I've taught myself a little about Macros but there one I am having no luck on.

My Scenario:
I have an excel file with a lot of sheets, lets say 30. The sheets are named "First Last" (as in first name space last name).
I open the file, use a Macro I have created to sort the tabs in alphabetical order by first name, then use another macro to filter every tab for a text string (applicant name) in a certain column (filter cell F9).
Next I go through each sheet and save each sheet separately (as a pdf) that has content remaining after the filter. I save it as
"Last, First.pdf"
Then I close the file without saving, and repeat the process for a different text string (reference number) in a different column (filter cell H9).

What I want to do:
I want to streamline this process.
I want to open the file, and run a Macro that will rename each sheet as "Last First" (or "Last, First" if possible!) then the Macro will filter every sheet for the applicant and save each sheet separately as a pdf in a folder. And then another Macro to do the same for reference. When I currently do this, I open VBA and change the text I am searching for in the edit Macro box.

Is this possible? If so, how difficult? Where do I start?
Any help would be appreciated!!

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