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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 650, Feb 17 2015, Downloaded: 115786 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 650, Feb 17 2015, downloaded: 65549 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: 7722 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: 6952 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 740 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Liz (3/13/2015 9:47:08 PM)

I love your add-in and use it frequently. However, I have a name "_xlfn.IFERROR" that will not delete. I imagine it is due to the underscore at the beginning. I have tried renaming and it simply creates a new name and leaves the old one as well. Any thoughts on how to delete a name with invalid characters?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3/16/2015 9:36:37 AM)

Hi Liz,

That is a name added by Excel which cannot be deleted. It has something to do with functions that became available in Excel 2007 and are there for backwards compatibility.


Comment by: per (3/16/2015 11:20:25 PM)

i have a problem with "compile error in hidden module: CMenuHandler" when opening excel or switching sheets

windows 7 64 bit, office 2010 64 bit, installed by button, repaired office, installed manually, repaired office, still no go


great program btw


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3/17/2015 6:18:05 AM)

Hi Per,

This should not happen. Try turning off "break in class modules" in the options of the VBA editor.


Comment by: Per (3/17/2015 6:02:19 PM)

yeah, <<Try turning off "break in class modules">> was not set, was set to unhandled errors,

i am on Office 32 bit not 64, would that have an impact?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3/17/2015 6:16:11 PM)

Hi Per,

No bitness makes no difference. Name Manager runs on both 32 and 64 bit Office.
I'm afraid the problem is with your installation somehow.

Does it work if you logon as a different user?


Comment by: Maxime Gauthier (4/7/2015 8:03:23 PM)

Hello, thank you for the add-in, it has definitely helped me manage named selections in Excel, I am glad I found this.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (4/8/2015 8:05:40 AM)

Hi Maxime,

You're welcome!


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