Hyperlinks in Excel must be one of the funkiest features that I love playing around with!

They allow you to create interactive buttons within Excel (without the need to create a Macro) and you can make them take you to any cell or range within your Excel worksheet.

One shortfall is that when you set a Hyperlink to go to a cell reference, it will always reference the said cell, regardless of any additions/deletions to your rows/columns.

For example, if you tell it to go to C10, it will always go to C10.  Add a new column in Column B, the hyperlink will still end up at C10.

Sometimes this is not the outcome we want to achieve.

I will show you a trick where you can fix the referenced cell/range using a Named Range, so that it does not move as the worksheet changes.


STEP 1: Highlight the range or select the cell that you want the Hyperlink to refer to:

select named range


STEP 2: Go to the Name Box on the top left hand corner of the worksheet and enter a name (with no spaces):

name box


STEP 3: Right Click on an Excel shape and choose Hyperlink:

right click on shape

This will open up the Insert Hyperlink dialogue box. Select the Defined Name that you set up in Step 2 and press OK.

insert hyperlink


STEP 4: Clicking on the Shape will highlight your referenced range.

You can add extra Columns/Rows in your worksheet by selecting the whole Column/Row and pressing the CTRL+ + shortcut.

Clicking on your Hyperlink will follow your referenced range!  Cool hey 🙂

Hyperlink Buttons - Named Range



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