Microsoft Excel 2007 with Example
2 Formulas and Functions
2.3 Names in Formulas
Create a named range or a named constant and use these names in your formulas. This way you can make your formulas easier to understand.
To create a named range, execute the following steps.
1. Select the range A1:A4.
2. On the Formulas tab, click Define Name.
3. Enter a name and click OK.
There's an even quicker way of doing this.
4. Select the range, type the name in the Name box and press Enter.
5. Now you can use this named range in your formulas. For example, sum Prices.
To create a named constant, execute the following steps.
1. On the Formulas tab, click Define Name.
2. Enter a name, type a value, and click OK.
3. Now you can use this named constant in your formulas.
Note: if the tax rate changes, use the Name Manager to edit the name and Excel automatically updates all the formulas that use TaxRate.
To edit and delete defined names, execute the following steps.
1. On the Formulas tab, click Name Manager.
2. For example, select TaxRate and click Edit.