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Jumping to a Range

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 29, 2021)

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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 Microsoft 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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2021-12-06 17:26:28

Roy

John Mann is still correct in 2021: the GoTo dialog lists only cells FROM WHICH jumps have been made. Make a jump somewhere, then click elsewhere, fire up GoTo and notice that the place you jumped to a moment ago is NOT in the list/log.

Micky Avidian is also right, you just type the address in the Name box (if you're aware of it moment to moment, that is) press Enter, and you're there. There is no list/log of those kept, not of any kind, but if you don't need to select (or like to) from a list of previous choices, that's no problem at all.

If you want another way, though pointless given the two above, you could simply type "=Sheet8!A5" or whatever, just as a formula, press Enter, then doubleclick the cell and you'll be popped there. Leaves behind some mess, but hey, every solution has problems, right? Even cr@ppy solutions. Or... especially those?


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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