Free Excel Macro : Highlight Cells with a Specific Text in Worksheet

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Download free Excel Macro : Highlight Cells With A Specific Text In Worksheet

Macros are one of the most powerful features in Excel. They are small programs that can automate tasks and save you a lot of time.

If you are not familiar with macros, they can seem a bit daunting. But once you learn how to use them, you will wonder how you ever managed without them!

In this article, we will show you how to use the Macro "Highlight Cells With A Specific Text In Worksheet" in Excel. We will also provide some examples of how macros can be used to automate tasks.

How to use Macros in Excel?

Macros are written in a programming language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). VBA is a simple language that is easy to learn.

You do not need to be a programmer to use macros. However, if you are familiar with programming, you can use VBA to create more complex macros.

There are two ways to use macros in Excel:
    1. Use a macro that is already written.
     2. Write your own macro.

For both methods check out those articles to know how to use macros in Excel:

To create a macro in Excel, open the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) by pressing Alt+F11 on your keyboard.

In the VBE, select Insert > Module. This will insert a new blank module into the VBE.

In the new module, paste the code below.

For example, the following code will create a macro that will Highlight Cells with a Specific Text in Worksheet:

Sub highlightSpecificValues()
Dim rng As range
Dim i As Integer
Dim c As Variant
c = InputBox("Enter Value To Highlight")
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
If rng = c Then
rng.Style = "Note"
i = i + 1
End If
Next rng
MsgBox "There are total " & i & " " & c & " in this worksheet."
End Sub

To run the macro, press the Run button in the toolbar (or press F5 on your keyboard).

About Highlight Cells With A Specific Text In Worksheet Excel Macro

If you want to quickly find and highlight cells containing specific text in an Excel worksheet, you can use the Find and Highlight feature. This feature will search the worksheet for the specified text and highlight all cells that contain it. To use this feature, first select the worksheet that you want to search. Then, click the Find & Select button on the Home tab, and click Find. In the Find and Replace dialog box, enter the text that you want to find in the Find what box. Then, click the Options button to expand the dialog box. Under the Find and Replace tab, click the Format button and select Highlight Cell Rules. From here, you can select the type of formatting