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Old November 25th, 2003, 02:41 PM
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I have a excel sheet with 5 columns (A,B,C,D,E). I want to wite a macro to select column D and E and then change its font color. I have merged cells in Column A. What happens is that due to merged cells when i write the statement
         columns ("D:E").select or Range("$D:$E").select
it selects the whole sheet(from column A to column E). Could someone suggest a wayout to select column D and E only with merged cells in Column A.

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Loop through all rows and check if the MergeCells property is set to True for the cell in column A. Here's an example (don't forget to set myStartRow and myEndRow):

For n = myStartRow to myEndRow
  If Cells(n,1).MergeCells = True Then 'Cell in column A is merged with another one
    Cells(n,1).Font.ColorIndex = 5 'Changes the font color to blue
  Else 'No merged cell
    Range(Cells(n,4),Cells(n,5)).Font.ColorIndex = 5 'Changes the font color to blue
  End If
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Note: this is not as fast as selecting columns, but it works...
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