How to Name a Cell in Microsoft Excel

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In Brief...

It's easy to name a single cell in Microsoft Excel.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Excel: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Instructions

  1. Select the cell you wish to name.

  2. In the Name Box (to the left of the formula bar), type the name.
    Name Box

  3. Press Enter.

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, CampaignBase.com and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.

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