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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: ,2003,2007,2010,2013,2016,2019,2021,365 (both 32 and 64 bit versions)

Name Manager for recent Excel versions V4.5 (Build 692, May 16, 2022, downloaded: 117.467 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: 127.430 times)

Mac version

Mac users, for your convenience, Name Manager 2.3 (Downloaded: 11.202 times) is still available. Note that unfortunately NM is NOT compatible with Office 2016 for Mac.

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 running Office Setup from Control Panel, Programs and do a repair of the Office installation.

After doing so, Name Manager should work as expected.

Latest additions (in reverse chronological order:)


The Where is a name used dialog of Name Manager


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: Jan Karel Pieterse (15-6-2022 21:30:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Rod,

Does this help?

Comment by: Rod Clark (15-6-2022 22:22:00) deeplink to this comment

Thank you for you VERY prompt reply. I tried the two solution paths to no avail. The registry entry cited on my computer (when using the second solution in the link you sent) lists Name Manager without a file path. Could that be the problem?

I can't paste an image of the registry entry but it just shows Name Manager.xlam in quotes with no preceding file path.

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (15-6-2022 23:39:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Rod,

I assume you unblocked the file?

Comment by: Rod Clark (15-6-2022 23:51:00) deeplink to this comment

Yes, I unblocked the file. I'm experiencing the same failure pattern as James Denman (25-5-2022 09:36:00).

I downloaded the NM add in a couple weeks ago and it worked fine. I have Windows 10 set to automatic update after hours. I suspect this is an update conflict.

Comment by: Rod Clark (16-6-2022) deeplink to this comment

Please disregard my posts. I resolved the issue. Many thanks for your help. I love the add in.

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (16-6-2022 15:08:00) deeplink to this comment

What did you do to solve it?

Comment by: SkutrBall (17-6-2022 16:40:00) deeplink to this comment

I do not see a method to rename a portion of text in a named cell's name. For example, I have a worksheet with 100 named cells each containing the text 'SP1' within their names. I would like to search and replace 'SP1' with 'SP2'. Can this be done with your tool? and If so, how? Thanks!

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (17-6-2022 17:10:00) deeplink to this comment

The download zip file contains a Word document which has example vba code to do that

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