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Navigation between sheets

John Freund
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

I am starting to use smartsheet more and more  but one thing that hangs me up is the navigation between sheets.

I utilize the sheet tabs at the top of the page but I generally have more open that fit in the space provided and they also typically do not keep any specific order.

What I believe would help speed up navigation between frequently used sheets is the ability to create folders where the sheet tabs are at the top of the page.  Then you could create a folder for "marketing" for example and keep your commonly used marketing sheets in that folder.  Then when you need to get to the sheet it is a simple 2 clicks instead of navigating home going to the correct folder and going through all sheets to find what you need.


I would still like to keep open sheets at the top but the ability to add folders would help significantly.  This would be similar to the bookmarks bar in chrome for example.  You can have specific pages on the bar or you can create folders on the bar and place your favorites in the folder for quick access.


Thank You




  • J. Craig Williams
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    edited 01/06/16



    I use the "Favorites" feature extensively, changing them as my priorities change.

    In addition, I created a "Workspace Map" sheet that had links to all of the sheets of concern for my team. This had two benefits: quick access to the sheets (I usually had the sheet open) and we also added a description of what the sheet was, why it was created, and when one might want to use it.


    Hope that helps.




  • Richard Rymill SBP
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    Adding to Craig's suggestion, you can also have more than one tab open in your Browser which has a different Smartsheet open, so just one Click to hop between sheets is nice and simple. 

    Hope that helps


  • Travis
    Travis Employee

    John, another option is to use your browser bookmarks. Make a folder on your browser bookmark bar with all the sheets for Marketing (for example) and select the sheet you want to view, as you do with other bookmarks. 

  • Dawn Morgan
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    John, I agree that it's frustrating to have 10 sheets that I'm working on at any given time during the day and need to QUICKLY switch back and forth and clicking the ... and clicking to the sheet there takes an extra couple of seconds that I don't have so I'm going to put in a request for an enhancement to have multiple "rows" of tabs, instead of a single row.

  • Shawn Pete

    Travis, is there an easier way to bookmark tabs rather than copy/pasting the secure link into the bookmark manager?

  • Richard Rymill SBP
    Richard Rymill SBP ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    you could use a "Library sheet" that lists all of the sheets you or your team need access to find easily and open. 

    List them according to whatever criteria suits you best and use Hierarchy to Zip up long sections. Works well when you have a lot to reference.


    Hope that Helps?



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