Use the mouse to define ranges or type the reference into the Define Name dialogue box fields.
The Sheet Area box on the Formula bar contains a list of defined names for the ranges or formula expressions and their scope between parenthesis. Click a name from this box to highlight the corresponding reference on the spreadsheet. Names given formulas or parts of a formula are not listed here.
Enter the name of the area for which you want to define a reference or a formula expression. All area names already defined in the spreadsheet are listed in the text field above. If you click a name on the list, the corresponding reference in the document will be shown with a blue frame. If multiple cell ranges belong to the same area name, they are displayed with different coloured frames.
Range or formula expression
The reference of the selected area name is shown here as an absolute value.
To insert a new area reference, place the cursor in this field and use your mouse to select the desired area in any sheet of your spreadsheet document. To insert a new named formula, type the formula expression.
Select the scope of the named range or named formula. Document (Global) means the name is valid for the whole document. Any other sheet name selected will restrict the scope of the named range or formula expression to that sheet.
Allows you to specify the Area type (optional) for the reference.
Defines additional options related to the type of reference area.
Defines the area as a print range.
Defines the selected area to be used in an advanced filter.
Defines the area as a repeating column.
Defines the area as a repeating row.
Click the Add button to add a new defined name.