A Hundred Thousand Name Managers!

Hi folks,

Many of the regulars here probably know the Name Manager utility, which Charles Williams and I created and give away for free on our websites.

Rumour has it this is one of best tools ever built for the Excel developer. I won’t argue with that!

Anyway, as I was looking at my web stats today I discovered a nice feat: We’ve just passed the 100,000 download count on the tool (this excludes the downloads from Charles’ site, so we can safely assume the true number is at least 50% more than that). Time for a celebration:

Hurray!

Regards,

Jan Karel Pieterse
www.jkp-ads.com

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19 thoughts on “A Hundred Thousand Name Managers!

  1. J-K,

    Congratulations! It indicates two things; developers use names in their solutions and that Name Manager tool is much better than what MSFT provides.

    Keep up the good work and once again my congratulations,
    Dennis

  2. Congrats… Invaluable tool if you do development.. the only other addin(in the free category) that I can think of that is probably downloaded as many times as this is probably ASAP Utilites..

  3. I’ve been using name manager for a few months now. It’s a must have.

    Although, if somebody would pack a ‘jump to name box’ hot key in it…..it would be awesome X 2.

  4. XL-Dennis said .

    Even the 2007 ‘improved’ version failed on all of the important points.

    Dan I said .

    Just hit the F5 key and type in the name.

  5. XL-Dennis said ≪ … Name Manager tool is much better than what MSFT provides>.

    Even the 2007 ‘improved’ version failed on all of the important points.

    Dan I said ≪… if somebody would pack a ‘jump to name box’ hot key in it>.

    Just hit the F5 key and type in the name.

  6. @Ron: Glad we didn’t charge a beer, I’d probably be 100 kg by now (and stone drunk all day) :-)

    @Bob: I think Dan refers to jumping the cursor to the name box to the left of the formula bar. That one can be used for two things: jump to an existing name, or define a new one. The former can be done using F5, the latter by hitting control+F3

  7. Congratulations Jan Karel and Charles.
    It is a fantastic tool and one that I use all of the time.
    Thank you both for making it freely available to replace the MS offering.

  8. I must be missing something.

    I used to love Excel =2007, the MS NameManager comes up. You must then select New (or N) and name the range. To name a new range I have to close the MS NameManager to select the new range, and re-open the NameManager… Om Excel <2007, I could successively select ranges without entering/exiting a dialogue box.

    (F5 does open the GoTo box, but does not meet my need of jumping TO the Name Box.)

    Any help or corrections?

    Thanks All,
    'Gene

  9. ‘forgot yo add. I work in a Business Environment that does not allow any external software addins.

    ‘Gene

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