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Name Manager: Range names made easy

For Microsoft® Excel®


If you are in need of a utility to manage defined names in your Excel models, this one is a must-have. List all names in your active workbook. Filter them using 14 filters, e.g. "With external references", "With errors", Hidden, Visible. Show just names that contain a substring. Show just names unused in worksheet cells. Edit them in a simple dialog or make a list, edit the list and update all names in one go. Delete, hide, unhide selected names with a single mouse click.

Name Manager
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Created in collaboration with Charles Williams, www.decisionmodels.com and Matthew Henson (mhenson@mac.com) who ensured the utility works on Mac Excel too.

The Name Manager is freeware, all I'd like to ask you is to tell everyone if you like it and to tell me if you don't.

Current version

This is the one to download if you are on any of these versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 365

Name Manager for recent Excel versions (starting with Excel 2007) V4.5 (Build 683, April 28, 2021, downloaded: 111.664 times)

Old version

If you're still using one of the antique versions of Excel this is your download:

Name Manager for old Excel versions (97, 2000, XP and 2003) V4.3 (Build 655, Dec 13, 2016 Downloaded: 126.878 times)

Mac version

Mac users, for your convenience, Name Manager 2.3 (Downloaded: 10.725 times) is still available. Note that unfortunately NM is NOT compatible with Office 2016 for Mac.

Solving Compile errors related to Name Manager

Some users get a compile error during load of Name Manager: "Compile Error in hidden module, fxlNameManager".

In such a case, Name Manager will automatically turn off its feature to display a toolbar in the VBA editor.

This error is mostly resolved by:

Excel 2003: open Excel and select Help, detect and repair from the menu.
Excel 2007 and up: Open Office Setup from Control Panel, Programs and do a repair of the Office installation.

After doing so, Name Manager should work as expected.

Last 5 additions (in reverse chronological order:)



Download the zip file by clicking the link above that says "NameManager.zip". Unpack the files in the zip file to a folder of your liking and open the file called "Setup Name Manager.xls". Press the button in that file to install.

Click here to request support or issue comments or suggestions on this product.


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Comment by: Helmut Kindler (26-3-2021 15:34:00) deeplink to this comment

Above you say the Version is: "V4.3 (Build 680, Mar 25, 2021, downloaded: 111.053 times)"

But if you install this download, it says it is "Version 4.5, build 680"

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (26-3-2021 16:00:00) deeplink to this comment

Thank you Helmut!

Comment by: Allen Reed (15-4-2021 18:13:00) deeplink to this comment

I just wanted to take the time to thank you. This is something you didn't have to supply for free but you did & this is what makes others want to help out each other where they can. As oon as I build anything that others could use I am going to do the same thing because I want to work with everyone and help out where I can also.
Thank you for being a gentleman.

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (16-4-2021 16:08:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Allen,

You're welcome!

Comment by: RichardK (29-4-2021 16:36:00) deeplink to this comment

Add names dialogue missing buttons like "Add".

Just upgraded from NM 4.3 to 4.5, liked what I saw,but how to add names?

"Windows 10" and Office 365 latest versions.

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1-5-2021 10:15:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Richard,

I have just replaced the download because the file had a weird problem. So I suggest to download anew.

Comment by: Paul Martin (3-5-2021 14:25:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Jan, I have installed the NameManager addin but I can't find any way to access it - nothing is appearing in XL's Add-Ins tab. Is there something I'm not doing right? Cheers, Paul

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3-5-2021 16:40:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Paul,

You'll find a button on the Formula tab of the ribbon.
If that button does not do anything, follow the instructions on this page about unblocking the add-in: https://jkp-ads.com/Articles/excel-add-ins-fail-to-load.asp

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