Free Excel Macro : Highlight Difference in Columns

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Download free Excel Macro : Highlight Difference In Columns

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 Difference In Columns" 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: https://www.macrosinexcel.com/introduction-to-macros-in-excel/
https://www.macrosinexcel.com/create-write-macros-in-excel/
https://www.macrosinexcel.com/macros-in-excel-with-examples/

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 Difference in Columns:

Sub columnDifference()
Range("H7:H8,I7:I8").Select
Selection.ColumnDifferences(ActiveCell).Select
Selection.Style= "Bad"
End Sub

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

About Highlight Difference In Columns Excel Macro

If you have ever needed to compare two columns of data in Excel, you know how frustrating it can be. Even the simplest of tasks, like finding all the cells that are different between the two columns, can take forever. Thankfully, there is a much easier way. The Highlight Difference in Columns Excel macro does all the hard work for you. All you need to do is enter the data you want to compare into the two columns. The macro will then highlight all the cells that are different, making it easy to see what needs to be changed. You can also choose to ignore certain cells, like header cells, so that they are not highlighted. This is a great way to save time if you