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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 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 V4.3 (Build 655, Dec 13, 2016, downloaded: 81,964 times)

Name Manager for Excel 97, 2000, XP and 2003 V4.3 (Build 655, Dec 13, 2016 Downloaded: 120,428 times)

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

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: 9,302 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: 8,496 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 856 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Chris (1/5/2017 2:24:03 PM)

I would appreciate it very much if you could assure compatability with 2016x64.



Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/6/2017 1:47:40 PM)

Hi Chris,

WHat isn't working for you? NM is tested and works on 64 bit Office 2016.


Comment by: Enyapham (1/9/2017 6:56:20 AM)

This version is not working on Office 2016. Hope to see new version!


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/9/2017 9:08:30 AM)

Hi Enyapham,

Can you please tell me what happens? I just tried and it works fine for me.


Comment by: Enyapham (1/12/2017 7:47:51 AM)

I'm using Office 64 bits.
I got error as below:
Microsoft Excel cannot access the file '...*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AddIns\Name Manager 2007.xlam'. There are several possible reasons:
- The file name or path does not exist. (event i copied to this folder)
- The file is being used by another program. (dont have any other program using that one)
- The workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook.

I also try Office 2013, but it still not working ((


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/12/2017 10:53:50 AM)

Hi Pham,

Please open Excel, click OK on the error and do the following:
Open File, Options, click Add-ins and click the Go... button. Try to select Name Manager in that list. Excel will ask if it should remove it. Please allow Excel to do that.
Now download the latest version of NM. Follow these steps:
- Open ZIP and copy ALL files from the zip to any folder you have access to. Tip: add a folder to your My Documents folder for this
- In that folder open the file called "Setup Name Manager 2007", enable macros and click the setup button.


Comment by: Sandra (1/19/2017 2:12:02 PM)

Ik filter op 'met fouten' en kom niet af van:
_xlfn.IFERRO     =#NAAM?

Hoe los ik dat op?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/20/2017 11:50:06 AM)

Hoi Sandra,

Dat klopt, want die namen worden door Excel gemaakt indien je in een Excel versie later dan Excel 2003 functies gebruikt die Excel 2003 nog niet kende en je je bestand in het xls format opslaat. Deze namen kunnen niet worden verwijderd.


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