Sheets for Days

When you are starting a new workbook, it is very common to name each worksheet after a different day of the month. If you do this quite a bit, you know it can be tiresome to rename each worksheet, individually, to exactly what you need.

The following macro was developed to help in these situations. It checks the names of the worksheets in your workbook, renaming them to the days of the month if they begin with the letters “Sheet”. If there are not enough sheets in the workbook, it adds sheets, as necessary, for each day of the month.

Sub DoDays()
    Dim J As Integer
    Dim K As Integer
    Dim sDay As String
    Dim sTemp As String
    Dim iTarget As Integer
    Dim dBasis As Date

    iTarget = 13
    While (iTarget  12)
        iTarget = Val(InputBox("Numeric month?"))
        If iTarget = 0 Then Exit Sub

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    sTemp = Str(iTarget) & "/1/" & Year(Now())
    dBasis = CDate(sTemp)
    For J = 1 To 31
        sDay = Format((dBasis + J - 1), "dddd mm-dd-yyyy")
        If Month(dBasis + J - 1) = iTarget Then

            If J  _
              Right(Sheets(K).Name, 10) Then
                Sheets(K).Move Before:=Sheets(J)
            End If
        Next K
    Next J

    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

The macro sets each tab name equal to the day of the week followed by the actual date, as in “Wednesday 03-28-2012.” If you want to change the way that the tabs are named for each day, just change how the sDay variable is constructed in the macro.

The last step in the macro is that it places the worksheets in proper order, based on the days of the month. The result is that if you have any other worksheets left in the workbook (in other words, you had some that did not begin with the letters “Sheet,” then those worksheets end up at the end of the workbook, after the sheets for each day.