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: Where Is that Name?.

Where Is that Name?

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 7, 2021)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Defining names in an Excel worksheet is a common task, and many worksheets can end up with many, many named ranges. You can, of course, jump to a range name by using the Go To dialog box (press F5).

One little-known tip allows you to see all your named ranges at once, rather than jumping to them individually. Simply change the Zoom factor for your workbook to 39%, and the named ranges are shown on-screen as "blocked" areas. This works only when the Zoom factor is 39% or less; at 40% or greater, the named ranges are not marked. It also only shows named ranged occupying two cells or more; single-celled named ranges are not shown.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3052) 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: Where Is that Name?.

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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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