How to find named range reference in Excel?

In Excel, we usually name a range for applying formula or reference easily, but if you have multiple named ranges in a workbook, how can you quickly find and identify the cell reference of a named range? Here I will tell you some quick tricks to quickly find the relative cell reference of a specific named range in Excel.

Find named range by Name Manager

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Find named range by Name Manager

Here is a function called Name Manager in Excel, which can creates, deletes and edits named range, and also it can help you have a look at the cell reference of the named range.

You just need to hold Ctrl key then press F3 key, the Name Manager window is popped out, and you can see all ranged names are list, and under Refers To tab, there are the relative cell references. See screenshot:

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But with this feature, you just can view the cell reference but cannot quickly go to the relative cells. Now I will introduce a powerful pane to you which not only can list all names, also can identify the cell reference of the named range and auto select them.

Quickly find and identify named range by Navigation Pane

Have you ever imaged that all the named range are list in a pane and when you click at anyone named range, the relative cell reference is shown and selected? The Navigation Pane of Kutools for Excel can do it.

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1. Click at Kutools > Navigation, then a pane appears at the left of the current workbook. See screenshot:

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Note: By default, the Navigation pane is activated and shown at left of every worksheet.

2. In the pane, there are four parts, now you just click at the Name manager button of the pane to go to the Name manager part. See screenshots:

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3. Now when you click at any one named range from the pane, you can see the selected named range’s cell reference is shown at the bottom of the pane, and at the meanwhile, the named range is selected. See screenshot:

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With Navigation pane, you can do this:

Select relative cell reference when specify a named range in Excel

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