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For example, in a spreadsheet, if I have a cell that has a number, is there a way to name it for other cells to use this name as part of the formula?

Example: With the number 3% is in a cell, to name it as InterestRate or IR, and be able to use that in another cell: = SQRT(InterestRate) or = SQRT(IR)

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From the Google Docs support page:

To Name a range

  1. Open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Select the cells you want to name.
  3. Click Data > Named ranges. A menu will open on the right.
  4. Type the range name you want.
  5. To change the range, click Spreadsheet Grid.
  6. Select a range in the spreadsheet or type the new range into the text box, then click Ok.
  7. Click Done.

For the full documentation on named ranges check Google Support.

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  • ok, so naming a value (or cell) is by naming a range – nonopolarity Jan 10 '17 at 16:37
  • That is correct – STowslee Jan 10 '17 at 16:41

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