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Jumping to a Range

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 12, 2018)

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When your worksheets get quite large, you may want to jump right to a specific cell or named range, without the need to search for the range. Excel allows you to do this very quickly. If you want to select a named range, simply use the Name Box pull-down list (just above Column A) to choose the named range you want selected.

You can also use the Go To dialog box. Press F5 (or Ctrl+G) and the Go To dialog box appears. Select a range in the list displayed, or enter a specific cell reference (or range reference) to which you want to jump. When you click on OK, the specified region is selected.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12631) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Jumping to a Range.

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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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2018-06-09 15:09:20

John Mann

I'm not clear what you mean by "Logs the unnamed ranges". In my expericments,the only thing being logged in the GoTo box is the cell or range FROM which a jump (or GoTo) was made. There was no mention of a range to which the jump had been made, unless it also happened to be the starting point for another jump.


2018-05-15 05:27:04

FrankT

Of course one does need the GOTO feature.
Only GOTO logs the unnamed ranges.


2018-05-12 06:38:36

Michael (Micky) Avidan

With all due respect - one does not need the GOTO feature.
In the same "Name Box", mentioned in this tip, just type(!) the cells reference (if you did not defined it as a Named range).
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