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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 652, Sep 9, 2016 Downloaded: 119,695 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 652, Sep 9, 2016, downloaded: 78,964 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: 9,064 times) is still available!

Mac users, please note : version 4.2 does not work in the Mac environment, due to the use of Windows API calls. For your convenience, Name Manager 2.3 (Downloaded: 8,227 times) is still available. Note that unfortunately NM is NOT compatible with Office 2016 for Mac.


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 836 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Chris (8/2/2016 7:52:19 AM)

I found that updating this add-in from an older version caused the icon on the Formula's tab to disappear. Although the shortcut control+shift+N works, I don't know that I'll remember it every time I would like to run this really great tool.

I'm running Excel 2016


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/3/2016 11:41:48 AM)

Hi Chris,

A recent update has broken the addition of custom items to the ribbon of Excel, it should be fixed with a subsequent update in due time.

Somtimes it helps to uncheck and re-check the add-in in the add-ins dialog.


Comment by: Steve Fee (9/4/2016 12:52:02 AM)

How do I remove Name Manager 2007 from my Excel 2010?


Comment by: (9/4/2016 8:32:26 AM)

hi bro

i cant see the reset button. can u pls upload the vdos . how to reset the sheet. still i cant copy the sheet. if u post vdo means i can easily understand. i m using office 2007. advance thanks.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (9/5/2016 7:58:14 AM)

Hi Steve,

Open the addins dialog (alt t, i) and uncheck it should do the trick.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (9/5/2016 7:59:03 AM)


The reset button is on the Formulas tab, far right.


Comment by: Jeff Klein (10/23/2016 7:13:31 PM)

Hi Jan,

I absolutely love your NameManager add-in and use it extensively in developing my own Excel apps and add-ins. Recently, however, I have been getting the following error during Excel startup:

Compile error in hidden module: CMenuHandler. This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platform, or architecture of this application.

I can still access NM using the Add-Ins tab --> Name Manager dropdown in Menu Commands, so this only seems to affect the ribbon customizations. So this is not a killer error, more FYI.

I am running Excel 2010 version 14.0.7173.5000 and I just downloaded the latest build of NM (652). Thanks again for all the great help you have provided over the years to VBA learners like me.

Best regards,
Jeff Klein, Massachusetts, USA


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (10/23/2016 11:16:06 PM)

Hi Jeff,

This can normally be solved by doing a repair of Office.


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