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How to: A New Spreadsheet for Each Tab in Your Spreadsheet

After creating a Google Sheets spreadsheet with multiple tabs, how do you export all the tabs to individual spreadsheets? To create A New Spreadsheet for Each Tab in Your Spreadsheet learn these tips from Alice Keeler, the Queen of Spreadsheets.
How to: A New Spreadsheet for Each Tab in Your Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet can have many tabs. After creating your spreadsheet workbook you may want to split out each sheet into individual spreadsheets. You can individually send each sheet to a new sheet manually. Another option is to use the premium feature in TemplateTab.

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TemplateTab Add-on by Alice Keeler

This Add-on for Google Sheets collects NO user data! NO PII. One of the features of TemplateTab is the ability to send each tab of the spreadsheet to its own individual spreadsheet. This converts the formulas into static values and creates a new spreadsheet per tab, sending a copy of the sheet to the new spreadsheet.

While not the main purpose of the TemplateTab Add-on, this premium feature can be used with any Google Sheets spreadsheet.

A New Spreadsheet for Each Tab in Your Spreadsheet

To manually move each tab in a Google Sheets spreadsheet to a new spreadsheet you will want to click on the tiny triangle on the tab and choose “New spreadsheet.”

Screenshot of tab in a google sheets spreadsheet with the tiny triangle clicked. Selected Copy to and New Spreadsheet

TemplateTab increases the efficiency at which you can perform this action.

Steps for Copying All the Sheets to New Individual Spreadsheets

  • Open any Google Sheets spreadsheet with multiple tabs.
  • Use the Extensions menu to locate the TemplateTab Add-on and show advanced features.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the sidebar for the premium features.
  • Click on the “Export Tabs” button.
  • Use the weekly passcode from the premium membership weekly email.
  • Wait for sheets to be generated
  • Check Google Drive for the exported sheets or view the newly created “Exported Sheets” tab in your spreadsheet with a link to each spreadsheet.

Extensions Menu

Find all of Alice Keeler’s Add-ons at alicekeeler.com/codedbyalice. If you have installed TemplateTab you will see it listed under the Extensions menu. Exporting the individual tabs to individual sheets is under the Advanced Features option.

Screenshot of extensions menu selecting TemplateTab by Alice Keeler and selecting Show Advanced Features so you can A New Spreadsheet for Each Tab in Your Spreadsheet

Export Tabs – Premium Feature

The exporting of the individual sheets to new spreadsheets is a premium feature. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the advanced features sidebar to locate the “Export Tabs” button. If you are not already a premium member you can subscribe at alicekeeler.com/membership.

Screenshot of advanced features sidebar showing the premium membership option to join and the Export Tabs button.

Subscribing to the premium membership not only gains you access to premium features in AliceKeeler Add-ons, but supports Alice Keeler in the ability to create resources. You also gain access to technical support, office hours, premium webinars, access to past recordings, premium resources, and more.

How to Export Individual Sheets in a Google Sheets Spreadsheet

Exporting your Google Sheets can be done manually or by using the TemplateTab Add-on. Either way, you will want to consider the formulas in your spreadsheet. If your formulas link to other sheets in the spreadsheet, these formulas will be broken.

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