Automatically Defining Names for Ranges in a List in Excel 2007

 

To automatically Define Names according to the labels in the top rows cells and in the left columns cells:

1. Select any cell in the data area and select the Current Region by pressing Ctrl+Shift+* or press Ctrl+A.
2. Select Formulas -> Create from selection (in Named Cells Group).
Or
Press Ctrl+Shift+F3.
3. Check the Top row and Left column options, and then click OK.

Now, each row and column range defines its own range Name.

Example:
The Name January refers to $B$2: $B$9.
The Name Units refers to $B$2: $C$2.



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