Using names: the bottom line

If you are going to use a cell or range more than once in Excel, name it!

This rule will save you headache and heartache in many situations! Name everything possible!

  • Ranges you will print
  • Ranges you will format
  • Cells you will use several times in formulas
  • Variables, assumptions & constants
  • Data ranges used in lookups and pivot tables
  • Ranges used for data entry validation
  • Ranges linked to other workbooks, documents, or presentations.
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