How To Save Time with Everyday Excel Tasks – the New Tab Hound Add-in

Do you spend time doing any of the following tasks in Excel?

  • Finding and navigating to worksheets.
  • Flipping back and forth between two sheets.
  • Hiding and unhiding multiple sheets.

In the following video you will learn some Excel shortcuts to help save time with these tasks.  You will also see how the new Tab Hound add-in makes these processes even faster.


Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think of Tab Hound.

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Why Tab Hound?

I started developing Tab Hound because I wanted a quick way to search for a worksheet and navigate to it.  The Search feature of Tab Hound makes this process extremely fast, and allows you to jump through your workbook as fast as you can type.

Tab Hound has turned into so much more, and it will change how you work with your workbooks.  Not only will it save you time with navigating through your workbook, but it also automates common everyday tasks like:

  • Hiding/unhiding sheets
  • Copying & renaming sheets
  • Protecting/unprotecting sheets
  • and much more.

Please checkout the video above for more details.

What Do You Think?

I would love to get your opinion.  Please leave a comment below.

  • What did you like about Tab Hound?
  • What features would you like to see added?

Thank you! 🙂

Please watch the next video in this series to learn more about how Tab Hound and Tab Control can save you time with everyday tasks.

When Can I Get Tab Hound?

The Tab Hound Add-in is now available.  Please click the link below to learn more about it.

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Jon Acampora

Welcome to Excel Campus! I am excited you are here. My name is Jon and my goal is to help you learn Excel to save time with your job and advance in your career. I've been an avid Excel user and VBA developer for 10+ years. I am also a Microsoft MVP. I try to learn something new everyday, and want to share this knowledge with you to help you improve your skills. When I'm not looking at spreadsheets, I get outdoors and surf. :) more about me

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greg - June 6, 2016

question: if I share a file from an excel program that has tab hound, will the recipient be able to use this plug-in? … and if so would the def con 0 security alarms go off when he tried to open a sheet with a supplemental add-ins

    Jon Acampora - June 8, 2016

    Hi Greg,
    Great question! No, Tab Hound does not travel with any files. It is installed on your computer and you are the only one that can use it.

    Tab Hound does not make any modifications to the workbook that would prevent users from using it. So you can use Tab Hound on your workbook and still send it to other users they won’t know any difference or be limited in any way.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Carla Pierre - December 11, 2015

Please let me know how I can get “Tab Hound.”

    Jon Acampora - December 12, 2015

    Hi Carla,
    Sorry, I should have had the link on that page. Thank you for asking. You can learn more about Tab Hound and get it on the following page.

    Tab Hound Product Page

    Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks again!

dario - August 17, 2014

I use excel only at a very simple level, anyhow the flipback, multiple selection and operations either on tab color or other properties look very practical

    Jon Acampora - August 20, 2014

    Hi Dario,

    Thank you for your comment. You are right, the Tab Hound features should be useful for any level of Excel user. If you file contains more than one sheet, then Tab Hound can probably help you. 🙂

mano - July 31, 2014

Dear Jon
Hi, thank you very much,i hope you have great a day.
kind regard

Michael Bernot - July 31, 2014

I really like the features of these add-ins and am looking forward to the release date. Does Tab Hound recognized the “Very Hidden” option for a worksheet? Thank you for your hard work. Saving time with these new features is GREAT.

    Jon Acampora - August 20, 2014

    Hi Michael,

    Sorry for not responding sooner, I must have missed your comment. Currently Tab Hound ignores the “Very Hidden” sheets. I purposely designed it this way so the users of your file that are using Tab Hound would not see the very hidden sheets.

    However, Tab Hound is the perfect platform to work with “Very Hidden” sheets because it would save you time from having to open the VB Editor. I am working on a solution for this and will let you know when Tab Hound has been updated with that feature.

    Thank you!

Keith Thompson - July 24, 2014


Am I able to get the Tab Hound & Tab Control Add-In yet?


    Jon Acampora - July 25, 2014

    Hi Keith,
    The add-ins are not available yet. I am hoping to have them available by the end of next week. Stay tuned… 🙂
    Thank you!

Vrunda - July 23, 2014

Great add-in . When it will be available. Good work

    Jon Acampora - July 25, 2014

    Thanks Vrunda! My goal is to have it available towards the end of next week. I will definitely let you know when it is ready.

Heather - July 23, 2014

Tab Hound looks like it could save a lot of time with several of my files. Not all of them are out of control enough to require it, but it seems that when one of my workbooks gets too large, it gets VERY large.

I look forward to learning more about it, thank you for sharing!

    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    Hi Heather,

    I know the feeling with those large workbooks. The next video will show you some uses for Tab Hound even if your files are smaller.

    Thanks for the comment!

Bob Johnson - July 23, 2014

I don’t have any suggestions to make at this time, but I wanted to drop a line and say Tab Hound looks to be helpful and to encourage you in developing it.

    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    Thanks for the support Bob! I appreciate that.

John - July 23, 2014

Hi Jon,

Let me start by saying that this is a fantastic product and a real game changer!

I will definitely buy it and promote it to my colleagues as Im sure that they will find it as useful as I have.



    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    Wow, thank you John! I really appreciate that! I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone.

    Thanks again,

Frank - July 23, 2014

Does your TOC include charts ?

    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    Yes, the Table of Contents (TOC) does include the chart sheets. The sheet list in the Tab Hound window also includes the chart sheets. So you can search for, hide/unhide, copy & rename, and perform all the Tab Hound features on the chart sheets, just like a regular worksheet.
    Great question! Thanks Frank!

Jørgen Wulff Rasmussen - July 22, 2014

Hi Jon,

absolutely a nice product, and I agree, with Dan, that it would be nice with a sort function.

Have you thought on having this product available in multiple languages?

A number of Danish companies does actually only give their staff Danish versions of Excel, and it is kind of disorder to have an English add-in.

It is difficult enough to convince them to install an add-in but if it was Danish it would be easier.

I will gladly help you with the Danish button translation – I guess you have no problems with the VBA part of the multilingual part.


    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    Hi Jorgen,

    The multi-language idea is great! I think Tab Hound would love to travel around the globe… 🙂

    I will definitely need help with the translations and I will contact you about this. For anyone reading this, please let me know if you would like Tab Hound translated into your language.


Jim - July 22, 2014

Can you install tab hound on more than one computer that you personally own?

    Jon Acampora - July 22, 2014

    Yes, you will be able to install Tab Hound on more than one computer. I will provide more details in the coming weeks. Thanks Jim!

Dan Franceski - July 22, 2014

Tab Hound looks great and I’m sure it will save me time.
Is there no SORT function for the tab display so that it will display tab names in Alpha order?
How / when will tab Hound be available for us?

    Jon Acampora - July 22, 2014

    Thanks Dan! That is a great suggestion about the sort feature. I will address this question in the next video, and I will add it to Tab Hound.

    Tab Hound should be available in the next few weeks. I’m still putting the finishing touches on it, and getting feedback will really help. Stay tuned… 🙂

    Jon Acampora - July 23, 2014

    I also wanted to mention that the Tab Control tool will allow you to sort your sheet list in alphabetical/numerical order. It also allows you to sort based on tab color, and has a lot of other possible options for sorting. I will be sharing more about Tab Control in the next video.


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