If you use Excel to model businesses, business processes, or business transactions, this course will change your life. You’ll learn how to create tools for yourself that will amaze even you. Unrestricted use of this material is available in two ways.

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• When you define a name, it can refer to
• A constant (string or number)
• A reference to a cell or range
The reference can be any kind — absolute, relative, mixed
• A formula
• You can define a name for any formula you can enter into a worksheet
• Example: =SUM(A1:A3)
• Some names are especially handy.
If the active cell is B2:
• Define Above as B1, Below as B3, Left as A2, Right as C2 (all relative)
• Then using these names makes formulas far more readable (Left/Right/Above/Below)
• Make an Excel template with your header info and these names built in
• By default, Excel’s New Name dialog (2007, 2010, and 2013) or Define Name dialog (2011) inserts absolute references. Cycle through the four reference modes with F4 (Windows) or Command+T (Mac).

Defining a name to be a formula can make your worksheets far more readable. For example, in cell B3, define the name RunningSum to be the formula =A3+B2, with relative references. Then in any cell, the formula =RunningSum does a running sum of the cell in the row above.

The names Above, Below, Left, and Right are defined in the usual way, or by a command in the special tools for this course.