Named ranges in Excel can be invaluable in referring to specific cells or ranges in formulas or functions, while sometimes you may need to delete one for various reasons such as streamlining your workbook or eliminating unneeded ranges. We’ll guide you through these steps below on how to delete named ranges in Excel.
Step 1: Open the Name Manager
To delete a named range in Excel, the Name Manager needs to be accessible. To do this, access it by going to the Formulas tab of the ribbon and clicking on its Name Manager button.
Step 2: Locate and Select the Named Range
In the Name Manager, you can see a list of all named ranges within your workbook. Simply click on one to delete by highlighting and clicking.
Step 3: Deleting the Named Range
When you have selected the named range you wish to delete, click the Delete button and you will be asked to confirm its removal – click OK in order to permanently delete it from the system.
Step 4: Verifying Deletion
To verify that a named range has been deleted successfully, check its presence in the Name Manager list of named ranges. If it no longer appears there, its deletion was successful.
Deleting a named range in Excel is a straightforward process using the Name Manager. By following these instructions, any named range that no longer belongs in your workbook can be easily deleted from Excel’s Workbooks.