Define Names

Opens a dialog where you can specify a name for a selected area or a name for a formula expression.

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Tene hajajo injeesate...

From the menu bar:

Choose Sheet - Named Ranges and Expressions - Define.

From the tabbed interface:

Choose Insert - Define Name.

Choose Data - Define Name.

On the Insert menu of the Insert tab, choose Define.

From toolbars:

Icon Define Name

Define Name


On the Name Box of the Formula Bar, insert a name for the selected cells range and press Enter.

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 colored 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.

Shrink / Expand

Click the Shrink icon to reduce the dialog to the size of the input field. It is then easier to mark the required reference in the sheet. The icons then automatically convert to the Expand icon. Click it to restore the dialog to its original size.

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Icon shrink


Icon Expand



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.

Range options

Allows you to specify the Area type (optional) for the reference.

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Defines the area as a print range.


Defines the selected area to be used in an advanced filter.

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Defines the area as a repeating column.

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Defines the area as a repeating row.


Click the Add button to add a new defined name.

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