Easily manage defined names in Microsoft Excel

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Today’s author is Jan Karel Pieterse, an Excel MVP. You can find more useful tips from Jan Karel on his website: This post informs you about Name Manager, a free utility that helps you manage defined names in your workbooks.

If you need a free utility to manage defined names in your workbooks, this one is a must-have. List all names in your active workbook. Filter them using 13 filters including “With external references,” “With errors,” “Hidden,” and “Visible.” Show only names that contain a substring. Show only names unused in worksheet cells. Edit them in a simple dialog box or edit them in a list and update all names at once. Supports the 2007 Office system.

To download Name Manager, visit

For information about how to define names, see Define and use names in formulas.