VBA copy worksheet with option to rename


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I'd like to have a button on Sheet 1 where the user clicks it and it creates an exact copy of Sheet 1* but up pops a little box that says "Please enter your name below then click Ok" and when they do that, it creates a new worksheet that is an exact replica of what's on Sheet 1 (even down to the button that the user clicked in the first place).

It doesn't really matter where within the other worksheets this newly created one is put in - what's important is that the worksheet is exactly the same as the one on Sheet 1 and they name it by their name.

The only potential problems I see with this is 1. names that are really long, too long to sit on a worksheet tab title and 2. people with the same names - any ideas within the context/restrictions of an Excel worksheet that would change how I've described wanting this would also be very useful as for the users, I think having a worksheet with their name will give them ownership of their worksheet and be really easy for them to go in and add their data in so I'd like to try and stick with using names.

* = Sheet 1 is going to be named Create My Data Entry Template btw.

Can you kindly also advise when I'm adding in the VBA, do I put it in a 'General', 'Declarations' window??

I will need help with how to go about creating the macro button as well :) to make sure that I get that bit right.

Thank you.


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Apologies, missed the editing window.

Is there a formula or something that could be added to the above VBA, that when they pick the name and the new worksheet is created with that name, it also inserts the worksheet name (ie their name) in cell A1???


MrExcel MVP, Moderator
How about
Sub halesowenmum()
    Dim ShtName As String
    Dim Flg As Boolean
    Do Until Flg
        ShtName = InputBox("Please enter your name")
        If ShtName = "" Then Exit Sub
        If Len(ShtName) > 31 Then
            MsgBox ("The name is too long")
        ElseIf Evaluate("isref('" & ShtName & "'!A1)") Then
            MsgBox ("That name is taken")
            Flg = True
        End If
    Sheets("Lists").Copy , ActiveSheet
    With ActiveSheet
        .Name = ShtName
        .Range("A1").Value = ShtName
    End With
End Sub
To create the button goto the Developer tab > Insert > Select button icon (top left) under Form Controls > Click on the sheet where you want the button, when the Assign Macro window pops up select the macro name & click ok.

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