Using characters in Worksheet Tab Names

Seven Michael

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Hello,

I'm trying to find out if there's a way to use characters in the name for worksheet tabs.

When I try using them (e.g., "/" character), I get an error message. I've googled and been to several sites, but have not been able to find an answer.

Any help would be appreciated.


thank you :biggrin:
 

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erik.van.geit

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Hi, Seven Michael
Welcome to the Board !!!!!

as far as I know this is impossible
you have to accept some restrictions for the good functioning
you wouldn't like glasses to be non-transparant or a soccerfield to be a circle

kind regards,
Erik
 

DominicB

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Good afternoon Seven Michael


Rules for naming sheets :

You can't use the characters :
: \ / ? * [ ]

Keep it equal to or fewer than 31 characters.

There are also some "reserved" names that Excel won't allow you to use (try naming a worksheet "History"...)

HTH

DominicB
 

Seven Michael

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Special Characters in Worksheet Names

Okay,

Sorry to hear I can't do that; sure would be nice if I could.

But, thanks for the help, and the prompt reply !


:)
 

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