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Name It Without Typing

Friday, December 22nd, 2006 by | Filed Under: MS Excel, MS Office Help

Name It Without Typing

Trying to name existing ranges of data in MS Excel?

Does the data already have a name at the top of the column (or left of the row) that you’d like to have Excel transfer as the range name?

Nobody would want to retype all those names into the name box, so let’s just take a quick second to see how to get Excel to do the naming for us.

First, highlight the range you want to name, including the cell with the name in it.

Next, we need the Insert menu, Name submenu, Create choice.

In the Create Names window, select the option that tells Excel where the data range name is located and click OK.

That’s it! When you return to the worksheet, you’ll find the newly created name range in the drop down list of the Name box.

No retyping for you!

~ April

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