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XL: Unable to Select Defined Names by Using Function Wizard

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For a Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition version of this article, see 179035 ( ) .

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The Go To list may be unavailable when you use the Function Wizard. In versions of Microsoft Excel earlier than Microsoft Excel 97, you can click a defined name in the Go To list and use it as an argument in the Function Wizard.

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If you want to use defined names as arguments in the Function Wizard, type the name in the box for the argument.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

To select a defined name in a list in the Function Wizard in earlier versions of Excel, follow these steps:
  1. On the Insert menu, click Function.
  2. Click a category in the Function Category list.
  3. Click the function that you want to use in the Function Name list, and click Next or OK.

    NOTE: In step 2 of the Function Wizard, the cursor is blinking in the box for the first argument.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Go To.
  5. Click a defined name in the Go To list and click OK.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to use defined names for additional arguments.

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Excel 97

For more information about inserting functions, click Contents and Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Excel Help, type the following text
inserting, functions into formulas
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Enter a formula that contains a function" topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.

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Keywords: KB168437, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 168437
Revision : 3
Created on : 1/19/2007
Published on : 1/19/2007
Exists online : False
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