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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 13 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
See more screenshots here

Created in collaboration with Charles Williams, and Matthew Henson ( 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) V4.3 (Build 673, Apr 3, 2020, downloaded: 109.330 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: 126.119 times)

Mac version

Mac users, for your convenience, Name Manager 2.3 (Downloaded: 10.452 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.

New in this version (4.3):



Download the zip file by clicking the link above that says "". 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: Kristoffer (25-9-2020 07:56:00)

Any new file I create and add named range or reference gets this presumably error. In NM I can’t see the named reference while using “Local to active sheet” or “Local to any sheet”. It only shows using Global or all. I suppose it should be visible in local sheet when I have that sheet active?


Comment by: michael T sedwick (17-11-2020 22:28:00)

I see the reference to
"Matthew Henson ( who ensured the utility works on Mac Excel too. See a screenshot here."

....but this screenshot is still a Windows version!
I have been banging my head on the walls for months now trying to "Correct" updates to some named ranges which link to a 2nd file.....
Had Hoped Your utility might help.




Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (18-11-2020 09:54:00)

Hi Michael,

I see, this is confusing indeed. I have updated the text so it is clear the screenshots are not about the Mac version.

Thank you!


Comment by: michael T sedwick (18-11-2020 22:04:00)

Thank You Jan Karel!

Unfortunately, even after following the suggested alternate install process described in:

This Still fails to be unaccessible on my MacBookPro with Office 2019.
I am Saddened, I had High Hopes.

Version 16.43 (20102102)
OSX 10.15.7




Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (19-11-2020 14:25:00)

Hi Michael,

In what way does the add-in fail on your Mac?


Comment by: michael T sedwick (19-11-2020 16:05:00)

Jan --

     While I had to go through the 'manual' process to get the add-in loaded, and from the Add-in list, I can see it there & is checked..... Build 410

However, there is No Entry in the Tools Drop-down, or visible Icon in the ribbon.

I also checked (from a different message seen above) It is in the VBA editor as a project.

So While it does appear to have been loaded into Excel, I can not see/find it to be able to use it.




Comment by: michael T sedwick (19-11-2020 16:11:00)

I Should Add, I have tried this on 2-different machines now (That's How desperate I am to get this to work), with the same results as mentioned above. Even rebooted the iMac.....




Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (20-11-2020 11:54:00)

Hi Michael,

I suggest you try the Mac version (rather old, but should do the trick):


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