How to copy cell address in Excel

With this utility, you can copy cell or range address to clipboard and paste it as a regular, external and/or absolute reference.

How to copy cell address

  1. Select a single cell or a range of cells; use Ctrl to select several non-adjacent cells:
    Select the needed cell range.
  2. Click the Copy Address icon in the Utilities group on the Ablebits Tools tab:
    Copy address as a reference.
    The range reference is copied and can be pasted into any cell of your choice:
    Paste the copied cell or range reference in Excel.
  3. If you want to copy the address with its external and/or absolute reference, click on the little down arrow next to the add-in icon and select the option you need in the drop-down list:
    How to copy cell address as external or absolute reference.

    • To refer to the cell content from another workbook, select As External Reference in the list and paste the result to the needed place:
      Paste a range address as external reference.
    • If you want a reference to stay fixed on a specific cell or range, copy the absolute reference address to clipboard by picking the As Absolute Reference option:
      Paste a range address as absolute reference.
    • Choose to copy the range address As External and Absolute Reference to refer to exact cells and include Excel file and sheet names:
      Paste a cell or range address as absolute external reference.


Is there a utility to import a list of defined names (from an excel worksheet)with the name and reference area criteria?


Hello Fred,

Thank you for your question. For us to be able to help you better, please send us a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to I kindly ask you to shorten the table to 10-20 rows. We'll look into your task and see if our software can help.


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