Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021. 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: Jumping to a Range.

Jumping to a Range

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated November 18, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


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, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021. 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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