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How to save frequently used list and reuse it in future work in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-04-14

Supposing you have a frequently used name list, what can you easily insert this list to any worksheet at any time without inserting them manually over and over again? Here are easy ways for you to save the frequently used list and reuse it in future work in Excel.

Save list and reuse it with Edit Custom List feature
Easily save list and reuse it with an amazing tool


Save list and reuse it with Edit Custom List feature

You can use the Edit Custom List feature to save the frequently used list for next time using. Please do as follows.

1. Select the list, and then click File > Options.

2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click Advanced in the left pane, scroll down to the General section, and then click the Edit Custom Lists button. See screenshot:

3. In the Custom Lists dialog box, click the Import button to add the list values into the Custom lists box, and then click the OK button.

4. When it returns to the Excel Options dialog box, click the OK button.

5. For using this list, just enter the first value of the list in a cell, and then drag the Fill Handle down to column to fill the list.


Save list and reuse it with an amazing tool

The Resource Library feature of Kutools for Excel can help to easily save a frequently used list as an auto text entry, and then reuse it at any time you need. Please so as follows

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

When first installing Kutools for Excel, the Navigation pane will be opened and located on the left side of Excel by default.

1. Shift to the Resource Library section by clicking the Resource Library button in the Navigation pane.

Save the frequently used list as an auto text:
(1) Select the list you need to reuse;
(2) Click the Add selected content to resource library   button;
(2) In the New Resource Library entry dialog box, enter a name for this list in the Name box.
(3) Choose a group from the Group drop-down list (or you can create a new group or sub group for this list as you need),
(4) Click the Add button.

Easily use the list in future work with several clicks:
(1) Select a cel to output the list;
(2) Click on the list you created just now;

Then the list with cell formatting will be inserted into the column immediately starting with the selected cell.

Click to know more about this feature.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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