name conflict

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by giulio de feudis, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. "name cannot resemble a reference" window comes after
    trying to change settings from r1c1 refeence style to
    a1.b1 style.

    any help will be appreciated.

    thanks a lot
    giulio de feudis, Apr 6, 2004
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  2. giulio de feudis

    DDM Guest

    Giulio, this prompt appears because a name that resembles a cell reference
    ("A1" for example) has been assigned either to a single cell or to a range
    somewhere in the workbook. The prompt should indicate the name that Excel
    has detected. If it does not, cancel the prompt, then check the names box by
    selecting Insert > Name > Define. Change or delete any names that resemble
    cell references, and you should be able to change the reference style.

    "DDM's Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks"
    DDM, Apr 6, 2004
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  3. You can give a cell (say x99) a name of "A1" if you're in R1C1 reference style.

    But if you change to A1 style, then that name "A1" looks too much like an

    So excel yells.

    I just change the name to _A1 (prefixing it with an underscore) when prompted.
    Dave Peterson, Apr 7, 2004
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