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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

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Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 31: Creating Worksheet-Level Names

Normally, when you name a cell or range, you can use that name in all worksheets in the workbook. For example, if you create a name, say RegionTotal, that refers to the cell M32 on Sheet1, you can use this name in any formula in any worksheet. This name is a workbook-level name (or a global name). By default, all cell and range names are workbook-level names.

Suppose that you have several worksheets in a workbook (one for each region) and you want to use the same name (such as RegionTotal) on each sheet. In this case, you need to create worksheet-level names (sometimes referred to as local names).

To define the worksheet-level name RegionTotal, activate the worksheet in which you want to define the name and choose Formulas⇒Defined Names⇒Define Name. The New Name dialog box then appears. In the Names field, enter the name in the Name field and use the Scope drop-down list to select the sheet in which the name is valid. Figure...