Printing a List of Named Ranges

Anyone who has created a large workbook knows that it is very easy to create a large list of named ranges. Managing those ranges, particularly if you inherit the workbook from someone else, is a much harder task. Part of the problem is that you may lose track of all your ranges and what they refer to.

Having a list of the names in your workbook could be helpful. To get a list, follow these steps:

  1. Select the cell where you want the list to start. Since a name list can occupy a good deal of space, you may want to select a cell in a blank worksheet.
  2. Display the Formulas tab of the ribbon.
  3. In the Defined Names group, click the Use In Formula tool. (This tool is not available if there are no named ranges in your workbook.) Excel displays a list of options.
  4. Choose Paste Names from the submenu. Excel displays the Paste Name dialog box.
  5. Click on Paste List. The two-column list of names and their ranges is inserted.