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Name Manager: Range names made easy

For Microsoft Excel


If you are in need of a utility to manage defined names in your Excel models, this one is a must-have. List all names in your active workbook. Filter them using 13 filters, e.g. "With external references", "With errors", Hidden, Visible. Show just names that contain a substring. Show just names unused in worksheet cells. Edit them in a simple dialog or make a list, edit the list and update all names in one go. Delete, hide, unhide selected names with a single mouse click.

Created in collaboration with Charles Williams, and Matthew Henson ( who ensured the utility works on Mac Excel too. See a screenshot here.

The Name Manager is freeware, all I'd like to ask you is to tell everyone if you like it and to tell me if you don't.

Current version downloads

Name Manager for Excel 97, 2000, XP and 2003 V4.3 (Build 651, August 3, 2015 Downloaded: 116664 times)

Tip: Excel 97 users can download Name Manager version 3.2 below if they experience compile errors.

Name Manager for Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 V4.3 (Build 651, August 3, 2015, downloaded: 67929 times)

Solving Compile errors related to Name Manager

Some users get a compile error during load of Name Manager: "Compile Error in hidden module, fxlNameManager".

This error is mostly resolved by:

Excel 2003: open Excel and select Help, detect and repair from the menu.
Excel 2007/2010/2013: Open Office Setup from Control Panel, Programs and do a repair of the Office installation.

After doing so, Name Manager should work as expected.

New in this version (4.3):


Old versions

Not sure version 4.2 is stable? Name Manager 3.2 (Downloaded: 7963 times) is still available!

Mac users, please note : version 4.0 does not work in the Mac environment, due to the use of Windows API calls. For your convenience, Name Manager 2.3 (Downloaded: 7187 times) is still available.


Download the zip file by clicking the link above that says "". Unpack the files in the zip file to a folder of your liking and open the file called "Setup Name Manager.xls". Press the button in that file to install.

Click here to request support or issue comments or suggestions on this product.


Showing last 8 comments of 763 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/3/2015 4:25:11 PM)

Hi Daniel,

Have you tried a repair of Office yet?


Comment by: Daniel Houle (8/3/2015 8:41:12 PM)

Hi Jan
Thanks for this quick reply.
Forgot to mention I went through the repair Office process and same errors.
One new thing: In the Add-Ins window, I unchecked the "Name Manager Utility" and all went fine. When I recheck the "Name Manager Utility" and press the OK button, I receive immediately the error "Compile error in hidden module: CMenuHandler.
Though this new "feature" might help in finding a cure ???
Thanks for taking the time for us.


Comment by: Daniel Houle (8/3/2015 8:43:57 PM)

Hi Jan,
Just in case, I looked at the Riaan Vermeulen's comment and I was ok with both files in both folders.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/4/2015 12:25:46 PM)

Hi Daniel,

I'm afraid there isn't much I can do for you, as this error indicates a problem in your Office or Windows installation.

What settings do you have in the VBA editor's Tools, Options, General tab, Error trapping section and Compile section?


Comment by: gerdami (8/13/2015 3:38:38 PM)

V4.3 (Build 651, September 3, 2015)
Back to the future ?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/13/2015 4:01:15 PM)

Hi Gerdami,

Well spotted :-)
I fixed the dates.


Comment by: Philippe Morel (8/14/2015 1:29:30 PM)

Hi Jan,
I am trying to install Name Manager for Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 V4.3 (Build 651, August 3, 2015, downloaded: 67552 times) for my Dell Computer which uses Windows 7.0 Professional along with Microsoft Office 2007 and I keep getting the same proble as described by Brian Pfeffer (6/4/2015 10:19:08 PM) :
Every time I add the Add-In to Excel 2007 it crashes and I get the following error message:
Microsoft Office Excel has stopped working
I've tried your suggestion to remove %temp%, repaired Office ... Unfortunately with no success.
Common with Brian is DELL computer and Windows 7.0 Professional
Another observation : All installed (and working) add-ins are in C:\Program Files (x86\ ... on my computer, NOT in C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AddIns

Feedback are so positive on your add-in that I feel frustrated no to be able to install it !!


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/17/2015 10:23:02 AM)

Hi Philippe,

I'm sorry to hear you are having problems. I'll get in touch through email, see if we can find the root cause.


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