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.
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Current version downloads
Name Manager for Excel 97, 2000, XP and 2003 V4.2 (Build 642, 3 March 2014, Downloaded: 112735 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 V4.2 (Build 642, 3 March 2014, downloaded: 58163 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 (4.2):
- Fixed names with structured table references being reported as error names
- The Name Manager's VBA toolbar's visible status is now remembered between sessions.
- Rename also renames in VBA when you use short-hand code like [TheName].
- When you delete a name, Name Manager offers to un-apply the name in your workbook.
- Name Manager goes 64 bit! Name Manager now also supports the 64 bit version of Office 2010.
- Icon & button for Rename
- Icon and Button for GoTo
- Revised Icons
- Double-click a name invokes GoTo rather than Rename
- GoTo has been removed from Options
- Workbook Name shows in NM caption, dynamically refreshes when a different workbook is activated
- Add Name allows you to add a name that refers to a different (open) workbook
- Scroll bar in options removed
- Bug fixed for Highlight a single Name
- GoTo now works for 3D names, Relative Names, Names referring to open external workbooks
- Evaluate works for names referring to open external workbooks
- Minor UI changes
- Fixed issue with larger grid in 2007, 2010 and 2013
- Fixed issue with renaming names in chart series formula
- Fixed bug regarding updating LinkedCell property when renaming names
- Sorting of names and refersto formulas
- Functionality to edit names that refer to large multiple areas.
- Add name dialog
- Shortcut key (default control-shift-n) to start Name Manager
- Choice between icons on commandbuttons or text labels (see Screenshot).
- Rename a name. Name Manager includes a rename option, which will enable you to change the name of a name and have all objects that use that name update too. (this includes VBA)
- Show where a name is in use:
- International version, screens and messages in national languages:
- Brazilian Portuguese
- And others...
- Analyse Command, allows partial evaluation of names etc.
- Many different filter options
- Options listbox shows options for:
- Confirm Changes
- R1C1 Notation
- GoTo Selected Names
- Show RefersTo
- Show Excel System Names
- Sort Names (sort local names together by sheet)
- Highlight named Ranges
- Clear Highlights
- Form can be resized, including minimise/maximise buttons and moving of splits
Not sure version 4.2 is stable? Name Manager 3.2 (Downloaded: 7254 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: 6421 times) is still available.
Download the zip file by clicking the link above that says "NameManager.zip". 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.
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