Excel cell reference?

Column C is Quantity. D is Quantity * .45 (actualy a more complicated formula but for clarity I'm using .45).
So row 2 - D2 = +C2 * .45. How can I instead refer to D2 as well as each row in D as a name? Like Quantity * .45
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

select the data in column C, say from row 1 to row 6 and assign it the range name quantity. Then you can use the range name quantity in each row. See attached.

cheers, teylyn
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
To create a range name

In Excel 2003 and earlier click Insert - Name - Define, enter a name and select the range in the Refers to box.
In Excel 2007 and later click the Formulas Ribbon > Name Manager > New > enter a name and select the range in the Refers to box.

cheers, teylyn
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dougaugCommented:
Select a cell and type its name on the name box (near the formula bar)
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
@dougaug, in what way does this answer the question of how to use individual cells of a multi-cell range in a formula?
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
I assume you mean you are wanting to refer to the relevant cell in the column with the header Quantity for the row in which you are placing the formula.

In Excel 2003 - Bring up the Options window Tools > Options and select the Calculation tab. There is an option to "accept Labels in Formulas".

Hope this helps.
Cheers
Rob H
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
See attached example.

Cheers
Rob H
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