Creating a TOC with Hyperlinks Programmatically

Today’s author is Dennis Wallentin, XL-Dennis, of

A few weeks ago we posted a code example for creating a table of contents for your workbook.

Dennis offers another approach with this code sample for creating a TOC with hyperlinks. Dennis’ code uses the PageSetup.Pages().Count property, introduced in Excel 2007, to calculate the number of pages on each sheet. In addition, the entries in the TOC link to their respective sheets to improve on-screen workbook navigation.

Option Explicit

Sub Create_TOC()
Dim wbBook As Workbook
Dim wsActive As Worksheet
Dim wsSheet As Worksheet

Dim lnRow As Long
Dim lnPages As Long
Dim lnCount As Long

Set wbBook = ActiveWorkbook

With Application
    .DisplayAlerts = False
    .ScreenUpdating = False
End With

‘If the TOC sheet already exist delete it and add a new

On Error Resume Next
With wbBook
    .Worksheets.Add Before:=.Worksheets(1)
End With
On Error GoTo 0

Set wsActive = wbBook.ActiveSheet
With wsActive
    .Name = “TOC”
    With .Range(“A1:B1”)
        .Value = VBA.Array(“Table of Contents”, “Sheet # – # of Pages”)
        .Font.Bold = True
    End With
End With

lnRow = 2
lnCount = 1

‘Iterate through the worksheets in the workbook and create
‘sheetnames, add hyperlink and count & write the running number
‘of pages to be printed for each sheet on the TOC sheet.
For Each wsSheet In wbBook.Worksheets
    If wsSheet.Name <> wsActive.Name Then
        With wsActive
            .Hyperlinks.Add .Cells(lnRow, 1), “”, _
            SubAddress:=”‘” & wsSheet.Name & “‘!A1”, _
            lnPages = wsSheet.PageSetup.Pages().Count
            .Cells(lnRow, 2).Value = “‘” & lnCount & “-” & lnPages
        End With
        lnRow = lnRow + 1
        lnCount = lnCount + 1
    End If
Next wsSheet


With Application
    .DisplayAlerts = True
    .ScreenUpdating = True
End With

End Sub