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Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

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If you have a lot of named ranges in your worksheet, and you want to see which ones are there quickly? You can quickly highlight all named ranges using Excel Macros!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlight all Named Ranges

Copy Source Code:


Sub HighlightAllNamedRanges()

Dim RangeName As Name
Dim SelectedRange As Range
On Error Resume Next

<a href="https://www.myexcelonline.com/blog/loop-through-defined-ranges/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Loop through all named ranges</a>
For Each RangeName In ActiveWorkbook.Names
Set SelectedRange = RangeName.RefersToRange

'Highlight with the color yellow
SelectedRange.Interior.ColorIndex = 27
Next RangeName

End Sub

Final Result: 

Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookHighlight-all-Named-Ranges.xlsm


For our example, these columns over here have named ranges defined.

Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

Here are the named ranges, you can quickly view them via Formulas > Defined Names > Name Manager:

Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

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Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, all of the named ranges are now highlighted!

 Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Highlight all Named Ranges Using Macros In Excel

 

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