Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Where Is that Name?.

Where Is that Name?

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 28, 2015)

Defining names in an Excel worksheet is a common task, and many worksheets can end up with many, many named ranges. You can, of course, jump to a range name by using the Go To dialog box (press F5).

One little-known tip allows you to see all your named ranges at once, rather than jumping to them individually. Simply change the Zoom factor for your workbook to 39%, and the named ranges are shown on-screen as "blocked" areas. This works only when the Zoom factor is 39% or less; at 40% or greater, the named ranges are not marked. It also only shows named ranged occupying two cells or more; single-celled named ranges are not shown.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11522) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Where Is that Name?.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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