Word macro: how to apply highlight to *all* selected text
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 23:56
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Dec 24, 2019

Hello everyone

I have a table in which I want to highlight certain cells. I'm using Ctrl+select to select the cells that I want to be highlighted. If I select cells and then use the normal "Highlight" button or function, it highlights all selected cells. But if I use the following macro, it highlights only the cells that I have selected last:

Sub highlight_with_shortcut()
Selection.Range.HighlightColorIndex = wdPink
End Sub

Just to be clear,
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Hello everyone

I have a table in which I want to highlight certain cells. I'm using Ctrl+select to select the cells that I want to be highlighted. If I select cells and then use the normal "Highlight" button or function, it highlights all selected cells. But if I use the following macro, it highlights only the cells that I have selected last:

Sub highlight_with_shortcut()
Selection.Range.HighlightColorIndex = wdPink
End Sub

Just to be clear, the cells that I want to highlight are not next to each other, so I'm holding in Ctrl while selecting additional cells. The macro above then applies to only the cell(s) that I selected last, but I want the macro to apply to all selected cells.

How do I do that?
Thanks
Samuel
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Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Member (2006)
German to Dutch
Neem er een loopje mee? Dec 24, 2019

Perhaps you have to insert a loop: for each cell in the range?

 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 23:56
English to German
Just a simple Loop Dec 24, 2019

Option Explicit

Sub highlight_with_shortcut()

Dim singleCell As Cell
Dim allSelectedCells As Cells

Set allSelectedCells = Selection.Cells

For Each singleCell In allSelectedCells
singleCell.Range.HighlightColorIndex = wdPink
Next singleCell

End Sub


 


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