Define and use names in formulas

By using names, you can make your formulas much easier to understand and maintain. You can define a name for a cell range, function, constant, or table. Once you adopt the practice of using names in your workbook, you can easily update, audit, and manage these names.

Name a cell

  1. Select a cell.


2.  In the Name Box, type a name.

3. Press Enter.

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Define names from a selected range

Select the range you want to name, including the row or column labels.

Select Formulas > Create from Selection.

In the Create Names from Selection dialog box, designate the location that contains the labels by selecting the Top row, Left column, Bottom row, or Right column check box.

Select OK.

Excel names the cells based on the labels in the range you designated.

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