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I have a validation box in cell C10 that allows a user to choose a range name.  (Ex - range names such as: "Drill","Saw", "Sander".  Each range consists of a symmetrical block of specification information).  I am trying to write a macro that will copy the selected range (multiple cells) to another range anchored by a cell named "Tool" (H2).

Can you help?

Thanks

Answer
Wayne,

This worked for me.  It assumes everything is on the same sheet.

Sub ABC()
Dim s As String, r As Range
s = Range("C10").Value
On Error Resume Next
Set r = Range(s)
On Error GoTo 0
If Not r Is Nothing Then
r.Copy Range("Tool")
Else
 MsgBox s & " is bad named range"
End If
End Sub

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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