Anchor an Excel Range without $ Signs

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Here’s a tip sent by reader Mike Hendricks, CPA, cost accounting manager of Yarnell Ice Cream Co., Searcy, Ark.:

If you have a range of data you need to keep together—for instance, a lookup table—you can anchor it without using dollar signs, such as in $A$1:$Z$50 . Do this instead: Highlight the target range of values. Then click in the Name Box (in the top left corner of the window) and name the range.

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