Tip #5: How naming ranges, constants, and formulas can simplify things for you.

Tip #5: How naming ranges, constants, and formulas can simplify things for you.

Defining names for ranges, constant values, and formulas helps make your spreadsheets clear, eliminates manual errors, and makes short work of quick calculations. It also saves you time by preventing you from having to hunt for values and references.


Named range for quick navigation


For spreadsheets with numerous sheets of data, defined names make it much easier to navigate across them. Instead of spending your time scrolling through rows and rows of data, you can create a defined name for the cell range and get to it instantly by just typing the name in the cell reference tab. 


Named range in formulas 


Let's say you're preparing a marketing budget or ROI for your team to review. Named ranges in your formulas make the report self-explanatory and save time you would otherwise spend on explaining every calculation in your sheet.


Named constants



Are you someone who deals with tax rates, service charges, or any other constant values that are often used in your calculations? You can save all your constant values with names and use them in your formulas or data just by entering the names. Keeping all of your values saved lets you quickly and easily create error-free reports.


Named expressions


Names aren't just for ranges and values. You can also name those formulas you often use in your spreadsheets. You can even choose to have relative or absolute cell references while creating a named expression.


Give defined names a try

Defined names are incredibly flexible. You can edit or delete defined names at anytime, and any edit made to an already existing name will alter it in all the formulas and cells used.


You can find the option to define names under the Insert menu. Give defined names a try and let us know how useful they were to you.

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