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: Printing a List of Named Ranges.

Printing a List of Named Ranges

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 11, 2023)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Anyone who has created a large workbook knows that it is very easy to create a large list of named ranges. Managing those ranges, particularly if you inherit the workbook from someone else, is a much harder task. Part of the problem is that you may lose track of all your ranges and what they refer to.

Having a list of the names in your workbook could be helpful. To get a list, follow these steps:

  1. Select the cell where you want the list to start. Since a name list can occupy a good deal of space, you may want to select a cell in a blank worksheet.
  2. Choose the Name option from the Insert menu. Excel displays a submenu.
  3. Choose Paste from the submenu. (This option is not available if there are no named ranges in your workbook.) Excel displays the Paste Name dialog box.
  4. Click on Paste List. The two-column list of names and their ranges are inserted.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2944) 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: Printing a List of Named Ranges.

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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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