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Improved Excel Workbook Navigation

QuickNav by Codematic

QuickNav is basically a 2 box toolbar. The first drop down lists all the worksheets in the active workbook. The second one lists all the defined names in the active workbook. Both of course update whenever the active workbook or worksheet is changed. The little i button give some simple 'about' information, and the footprints are to exit the add-in and close the toolbar.

Selecting anything from the drop downs takes you to that worksheet or named range.

improved worksheet navigation

The standard sheet tabs work fine for smaller workbooks

But once there are more than a handful of sheets this becomes a little unwieldy. Right clicking the scroll controls can help, the alternative is scrolling back and forth. This is a particular problem for spreadsheet builders who use long worksheet names.

QuickNav also lists hidden sheets

and allows you unhide and activate them in one action:


improved range name navigation

If your workbook contains lots of range names QuickNav can help here too.

As well as listing all the globally accessible names like the native name box does, QuickNav also lists the worksheet level names in all worksheets. Again clicking on them takes you straight to that range. Also if you select a set of cells that corresponds to a defined name QuickNav will show that name in the drop down.

QuickNav has been tested in Excel 2002 and 2003. It has not been tested in 2007 and is unlikely to work well with the new user interface.

You can download QuickNav here for the zip, here for the self extracting exe.


Upcoming Events:

25 January 2012 - UK Excel Developer Conference - London

Products for sale:


Office 2007 FileSearch replacement logo

New information about the missing FileSearch feature in Office 2007 and details of our pragmatic solution (Current price GBP 30.00)


worksheet password remover logo

Instant Excel worksheet protection remover and password recovery (Current price GBP 15.00)

Classic Ribbon Tab

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Add Excel 97/2000/2002/2003 compatible menu structure to Excel 2007
(Current Price GBP 10.00)


Products coming soon:

Link Manager

(Find and control external links in Excel Workbooks)

Due by Q1 2111.

XLAnalyst Pro

(Excel VBA based spreadsheet auditing tool)

Due before the end of 2111.

This page was last reviewed on December 21, 2011

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