Free Excel Macro : Highlight Negative Numbers

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Download free Excel Macro : Highlight Negative Numbers

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 Negative Numbers" 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 Negative Numbers:

Sub highlightNegativeNumbers()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(Rng) Then
If Rng.Value < 0 Then
Rng.Font.Color= -16776961
End If
End If
End Sub

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

About Highlight Negative Numbers Excel Macro

If you're working with a lot of numbers in Excel, it can be helpful to highlight the negative numbers in red so they stand out. You can do this by creating a conditional formatting rule. First, select the cells you want to format. Then, go to the Home tab and click the Conditional Formatting button. Select Highlight Cell Rules and then choose Greater Than. In the next dialog box, enter "0" in the first field and leave the second field blank. Then, click the Format button and select the fill color you want to use for negative numbers. Click OK to save your changes. Now all of the negative numbers in your selected cells will be highlighted in red. This can be