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Quickly replace or change names in formulas with cell reference in Excel

When a formula uses range names, and you want to convert the range name references to the actual cell reference, how can you do? Excel is not able to do that, while the Kutools for Excel's Convert Name to Reference Range utility can quickly replace names in formulas with cell reference in Excel. You can do the following operations:

Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range

Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a worksheet or workbook

Only replace or change specified names within formulas with cell references

Supposing you have a workbook which contains many range names in formula, and now you need to replace the range names with the actual cell references. Such as shown in the below screenshots.

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Click Kutools > Name Tools > Convert Name to reference range. See screenshots:

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Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range

If you want to replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range, please select the range and then apply the utility by clicking Kutools >> Name Tools >> Convert Name to Reference Range. In the Range tab of Convert Name to Reference Range dialog box, all formulas with names of the range will be listed in a list. See screenshot:

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Info: As you see on the above screenshot, all formulas with names have been listed.

Please check the formula that you want to replace names with actual cell references in the list, and then click Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to tell you how many formulas have been replaced names with cell references.

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The selected range names have been replaced with cell references. See screenshots:

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Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a worksheet or workbook

If you want to know all formulas with names in a worksheet or workbook, please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Name Tools > Convert Name to Reference Range. In the Worksheet tab, click the drop down list from Base Worksheet to select the worksheet that you want to list all formulas with names. Tip: All Worksheets will list all formulas with names in the list. See screenshot:

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Please check the formula which you want to replace names with cell references, and then click Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to indicate how many formulas have been replaced with cell references.

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All of the names within formulas have been replaced by the cell references. See screenshots:

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Only replace or change specified names within formulas with cell references

If you only want to list all formulas which have been used specific name, please apply the utility by Click Kutools >> Name Tools >> Convert Name to Reference Range. And under the Name tab, you can list all formulas according to specific names. For example, you can list all formulas which have been used the name costprice in the list. See screenshot:

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Please checked the formula which you want to replace names with cell references, and then click Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to indicate how many formulas have been replaced successfully.

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4. And the range name you specified has been replaced with the cell references. See screenshots:

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Notes:

1. This utility supports Undo (Ctrl + Z).

2. Checking View cell option can help you to view the cell when you click the item in the Convert Name to Reference Range dialog box.


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