Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Editing a Scenario.

Editing a Scenario

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 22, 2016)

Once a scenario is saved, you can later edit it without the necessity of editing the worksheet and resaving the scenario. Instead, you use the Scenario Manager to do the editing. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Scenarios from the Tools menu. Excel displays the Scenario Manager.
  2. Highlight the name of the scenario whose values you want to change.
  3. Click on the Edit button. Excel displays the Edit Scenario dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Edit Scenario dialog box.

  5. Change the name of the scenario, cell range it refers to, or any comments, as desired.
  6. Click on the OK button. Excel displays the Scenario Values dialog box. (See Figure 2.)
  7. Figure 2. The Scenario Values dialog box.

  8. Change the values stored in the scenario, as desired.
  9. Click on the OK button. Your changes are saved and the Scenario Manager is again displayed.
  10. Repeat steps 2 through 7 for any other scenarios you want to change.
  11. Click on Close to dismiss the Scenario Manager.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2862) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Editing a Scenario.

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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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