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#NAME! Errors

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Do you receive #NAME! errors when you try to enter a formula into a cell?

This How-To Article explains what these errors are, and how to fix them.

#NAME! Errors

#NAME! errors are caused when Excel doesn't recognize a name used in your formula.

The best way to fix this is to double-click the cell that has this error, and be sure that you spelled the formula correctly. It is also possible that the formula doesn't exist. Try clicking the Insert menu and selecting "Function..." from the menu that appears. You will then have access to a library of functions that you can use in Excel.

Also, be sure that the variables that you are using for your data is acceptable for the formula. A good way to find this out is to access the Function library (demonstrated above).

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