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Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Enter Credit Card Numbers In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Make Gantt Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Pivot Tables

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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to use data filtering in MS Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Concatenate Function to Join Cells Together

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to create graphs in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Insert Cells in Data Tables in MS ExceI

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Values From One Measurement System to Another

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert Numbers to Text

Excel Tips For Noobs: How To Add Diagonal or Crossed Lines to a Cell

Excel Tips Tutorials: How to Make A Pie Chart in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips: How to Solve Circularity Errors With Iterations

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Use Vlookup in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to use SUMIF, COUNTIF and AVERAGEIF Functions in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Conditional Format in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Connect Links to Excel Worksheets

Excel Tips Tutorial: How To Write Formulas In Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Replace Values in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: VBA Visual Basic for Application For Beginners in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Trim, Upper, Lower and Proper In Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Convert a PDF File to Editable Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Pivot Tables in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Find and Select Content or Cells in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Merge Styles and Themes of Old and New Excel Versions 2003 2007 2010 2013

Excel Tips Tutorial: Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

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Excel Tips Tutorial: Horizontal Text Alignment in Excel (General, Left, Center, Right, Fill, Justify, Center across Selection and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: Vertical Alignment in Excel (Top, Center, Bottom, Justify, and Distributed)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Display Text at a 45 Degree Angle (Diagonal Text)

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to add a Background Image (Picture) to an Excel Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Format Painter to Copy and Paste Cell Formats

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Use Cell Styles to Format Cells

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default Style of an Entire Excel Workbook Using Cell Styles

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Create Your Own New Cell Style in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: Understanding and Applying Themes in Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Pin Important Excel File to the Recent Files List

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Add Folders to the Favorites List in the Open Dialog Box

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Save Excel Workbook Files

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Change the Default File Type to Save Excel Workbooks

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Open and Recover an Unsaved Excel File

Excel Tips Tutorial: Rules for Filenames in Microsoft Excel

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Print Only an Excel Chart without Printing out the Entire Worksheet

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Remove Formula Error-Checking Smart Tags

Excel Tips Tutorial: How to Stop Automatically Creating Calculated Columns in Excel Tables

How to Name an Excel Table

Excel 2013 Tutorial: How to Refer to a Named Cell as a Constant

Excel Concatenate Function Tutorial - How to Join Text in Excel

How to Use If Else If Function in Excel 2013 - Nested If Function in Microsoft Excel

Excel Worksheets Tutorial for Microsoft Excel 2013

Absolute, Relative and Mixed Cell Reference Excel Tutorial

Excel 2013 Tutorial Creating and Opening Workbooks in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 Tutorial The Function Library

How to Share Workbooks in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Save and Save As Excel 2013 Tutorial

How to Recover Unsaved Files in Excel 2013 with the Auto Saved Feature

How to Export Excel Files to PDF Other Different File Types

Basic Excel 2013 Functions Tutorial

Excel Tutorial How to Use Nested Functions

How to Use GoTo Special in Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Page Layout Tutorial

Microsoft Excel Tutorial Page Breaks, Headers and Footers

Excel 2013 Tutorial How to Format Fonts in Excel

How to Create a Custom List in Excel Tutorial

Data Validation Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial - How to Restrict Entering Data in a Cell

Understanding Excel Charts Tutorial

How to Create a Basic Chart in Excel Step by Step Tutorial

How to Create and Use a Pivot Table in Microsoft Excel 2013 - Excel Pivot Table Tutorial

How to Pivot Data with Excel Pivot Tables Tutorial

How to Create a Macro in Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 Worksheet Template Tutorial How to Create

Drop Down Lists Tutorial in Excel 2013

How to Reference Formulas and Data on other Excel Worksheets Worksheets Microsoft Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel Data Forms Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

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Excel LOOKUP Function Tutorial Microsoft Excel 2013

Excel Workbook and Worksheet Objects Tutorial

Excel Tutorial: Variables in Microsoft Excel Visual Basic Application (VBA)

Excel VBA Tutorial: If Then and Else Statement in Microsoft Excel (VBA) Visual Basic Application

Excel Events Tutorial: Visual Basic Application Evens in Microsoft Excel 2013


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Essentials of Formulas and Functions in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Operators and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Order of Operations Operator Precedence (PEDMAS)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Worksheet Functions and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Functions in Excel (Manual, AutoComplete, Function Library, Insert Function Dialog Box)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use Functions and Cell Range Names

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Search for and Insert Functions Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: The Insert Function and Function Arguments Dialog Boxes

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Reference for Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Formulas and Funtions in the Tables Total Row

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Tables Formula Cell Reference

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Circular Reference and Enabling Iterations to Fix Circular Reference Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Formula Errors

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Turn Off Automatic Calculations for Excel Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Define Cell Names and Refer to Named Cells in Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Name Formulas in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Range Names References and Intersects


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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Define Cell Names and Refer to Named Cells in Formulas and Functions

Excel allows you to assign names to cells and cell ranges. This can be useful especially when referring to cells in formulas. It would probably be much easier to understand a function argument that reads Tax_Rate than it would be if it was simply the address of a cell such as Sheet1!A1.

To understand this in more depth Iíll perform an example. First, examine the screenshot below.

How to Define Names in Excel 2013 Tutorial For Beginners


Here in a worksheet named Assumptions I have entered two assumptions. In cell B2 I have entered a tax rate and in cell B3 I have entered a commission rate. Both of these assumptions will be used to calculate the amount of taxes and salary a company will have to pay.

Define Names in Excel Formulas and Functions Cell Reference


This image above is from a different worksheet named Income which is located in the same workbook. Here we have a very consolidated income statement that is not yet complete. To complete this income statement we need to define the names of our cells in the Assumptions worksheet.

How to Name a Cell in Excel

Step 1: First we need to activate the Assumptions worksheet.

Step 2: Now we are going to activate the cell that I want to name. In our case it is cell B2 where I have inserted the tax rate.

Step 3: Next we click on the Formula tab and click the Define Name button which is located in the Defined Names group in the ribbon. The New Name dialog box will appear.

how to name cells in Excel 2013


The New Name dialog box contains 4 boxes, Name, Scope, Comment & Refers to. In the Name box you can see that the name ďTax_RateĒ has already been suggested. This is because Excel recognized that the cell directly to the left has the name Tax Rate inserted into it. You can override this suggestion by entering a different name. In the Scope box you can select the scope where you want the new name to be applied. You can select the entire workbook or you can apply the name to a specified worksheets within the workbook. In the comments box you can add any necessary comments about the name. Finally we have the Refer to box. The address of the cell or range of cells that we are referring to and naming is inserted here. The address will be in the following format, =WorksheetName!$ColumnLetter$RowNumber. In our case itís =Assumptions!$B$2. Since we are naming a specific cell the cell reference is absolute.

Step 4: Make the changes to the options in the New Name dialog box and click OK.

NOTE: Defined names must start with either a letter or an underscore, cannot contain spaces or invalid characters and cannot be a name that conflicts with other names in the Excel workbook.

Another way to access the New Name dialog box to name a cell is by using the shortcut menu. Simply activate the cell or range of cells that you want to name. Right-click and the short-cut menu will appear. From the short-cut menu select Define Names and the New Name dialog box will appear.

How to Refer to Named Cells in an Excel Formula

Now that we have named our cells that are assumptions are inserted to, we can refer to the cells with the cell name instead of the cell address. Again I will do an example.

Step 1: First I am going to activate the Income worksheet where I have my income statement.

Define Names in Excel Formulas and Functions Cell Reference


Step 2: Now I need to calculate my taxes. In cell B5 I am going to begin inserting my formula by typing =T. Before I can even finish inserting my formula, Excel provides a list for me to choose my arguments. In this list you can see the there is a tag that is labeled Tax_Rate. By selecting this I am select cell B2 in the Assumptions worksheet.

Step 3: I am going to select Tax_Rate from the drop-down list by double clicking it. Then I will finish inserting my formula by multiplying Tax_Rate by the cell that contains Profits which is cell B4 in my example. The final formula to solve for the amount of taxes paid will be =Tax_Rate*B4.

How to Refer to Named Cells in Excel Formulas


When we press Enter the result of our formula will be $271,181.82 which is 34% of the Profits entered into cell B4. Now we can calculate our Net Profits by subtracting Taxes from Profits resulting in $540,000 of net profits.

Excel 2013 Tutorial Referring to Named Cells

Find the next tutorial in the links below.


Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Essentials of Formulas and Functions in Excel

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Operators and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Order of Operations Operator Precedence (PEDMAS)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Worksheet Functions and Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Insert Functions in Excel (Manual, AutoComplete, Function Library, Insert Function Dialog Box)

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Use Functions and Cell Range Names

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Search for and Insert Functions Using the Insert Function Dialog Box

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: The Insert Function and Function Arguments Dialog Boxes

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Reference for Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Formulas and Funtions in the Tables Total Row

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Tables Formula Cell Reference

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Circular Reference and Enabling Iterations to Fix Circular Reference Formulas

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Excel Formula Errors

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Turn Off Automatic Calculations for Excel Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Define Cell Names and Refer to Named Cells in Formulas and Functions

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Name Formulas in Excel 2013 Tutorial

Excel For Noobs Tutorial: Cell Range Names References and Intersects