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    What are 'Label Ranges' for? (2002 SP3)

    One of the Excel menu options is: Insert->Name->Label...

    Can someone give me an example of what I can do once I have defined a Label Range using this function, that I cannot do if I haven't?

    I just can't figure out what this function is supposed to do???

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    Re: What are 'Label Ranges' for? (2002 SP3)

    I suspect it has something to do with the option one can set under tools, options, calculation: Accept labels in formulas.
    This setting will force Excel to try and figure out what cell you refer to if you enter a label in a formula, that is used as a row or column heading for a tabel.
    I never use that option, since I have heard you can get into trouble when a label exists more than once on your worksheet. So I prefer to use "normal" defined names.
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    Re: What are 'Label Ranges' for? (2002 SP3)

    Ahh, got it.

    If that flag is set AND you define the label ranges AND you use the mouse to select a cell in the table, then the label intersect formula is entered in the cell (although the column or row label will not be placed in a SUM formula referring to the whole column/row).

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