Excel: Named Formulas Reduce Worksheet Typing

Tired of typing the same list of items across a number of Excel cells for each worksheet you add

to your workbook? Then learn how to create a named formula that will enter the data for you.

Example, suppose you need to type the names of your Sales Regions in row 2 of every

worksheet. First, create the named formula by following these steps:

1.  Press [Ctrl][F3]. 
2.  Enter SalesRegions in the Names In Workbook Text box. 
3.  In the Refers To text box, enter the following array formula:                           
     ={\"North West\",\"NorthEast\",\"SouthEast\",\"South West\"}

4.  Click Add and then click OK. 

Then, in order to add this list to row 2 of your worksheet, select the range B2:E2, type

=SalesRegions in the formula bar, and then press [Ctrl][Shift][Enter].

You can also use this method to enter labels down a column. However, instead of using a comma

to separate the regions, you would use a semicolon, as shown below:

={\"North West\";\"North East\";\"South East\";\"South West\"}