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Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions by Paul McFedries

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2. Using Range Names

Although ranges enable you to work efficiently with large groups of cells, there are some disadvantages to using range coordinates:

Image Each time you want to use a range, you must check to see whether it still has the same coordinates (for example, one or more cells might have been inserted or deleted) and, if not, redefine its coordinates.

Image Range notation is not intuitive. To know what a formula such as =SUM(E6:E10) is adding, you have to look at the range itself. ...

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