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Name Manager: The Excel Shortcut You Need to Know

If you work with data in Excel, then you know how important it is to keep your worksheets organized and tidy. One way to do this is to use the Name Manager feature in Excel. This feature allows you to create and manage named ranges in your workbook. Named ranges make it easy to reference specific cells or ranges of cells in your formulas. In this article, we'll show you how to use the Name Manager feature in Excel.

The Name Manager feature can be found in the Formulas tab on the ribbon. To open the Name Manager, click the Formulas tab, then click Name Manager in the Defined Names group. The Name Manager dialog box will appear.

In the Name Manager dialog box, you'll see a list of all the named ranges in your workbook. You can use the Name Manager to create new named ranges, edit existing named ranges, or delete named ranges that you no longer need. To create a new named range, click the New button. The New Name dialog box will appear.

In the New Name dialog box, you'll need to enter a name for your named range. This can be any name that you want. You'll also need to specify the cells that you want to include in your named range. You can do this by entering the cell address or by selecting the cells on the worksheet. Once you've entered the name and cell address, click the OK button.

Your new named range will now appear in the Name Manager dialog box. You can use the Name Manager to edit your named range at any time. To edit a named range, select it in the list, then click the Edit button. The Edit Name dialog box will appear.

In the Edit Name dialog box, you can change the name or cell address for your named range. Once you've made your changes, click the OK button.

You can also use the Name Manager to delete named ranges that you no longer need. To delete a named range, select it in the list, then click the Delete button. You'll be asked to confirm that you want to delete the named range. Click the Yes button to confirm.

The Name Manager is a handy tool that can help you keep your workbook organized. By creating named ranges, you can make it easier to reference specific cells or ranges of cells in your formulas. Give the Name Manager a try the next time you're working with data in Excel.

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