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Reversing Cell Contents

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated August 29, 2022)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365


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Did you ever want to reverse the contents of what is contained in a cell? Using the StrReverse function in VBA, you can easily change "My text" to "txet yM."

Dim sTemp As String

sTemp = "My text"
sTemp = StrReverse(sTemp)

When completed, the text in the sTemp variable will be equal to "txet yM." If you want to reverse the contents of a cell in a worksheet, you could use the following:

Selection = StrReverse(Selection)

This reverses whatever cell is selected in the worksheet. I find it helpful, though, to build out the usage just a bit to make sure that only a single cell is selected and that the cell does not contain a formula:

If Selection.Count =1 Then
    If Not Selection.HasFormula Then Selection = StrReverse(Selection)
End If

This macro only affects a single selected cell, and it will not make any changes to a cell that contains a formula.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3451) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Reversing Cell Contents.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 2 + 5?

2022-04-16 12:24:18

J. Woolley

@Rkeev
I'm not sure what you want, but this macro will reverse all text string constants in the selected range. It skips cells that have a formula or a numeric or logical constant.

Sub ReverseTextInSelection()
    For Each cell In Selection
        t = WorksheetFunction.IsText(cell.Value)
        If t And (Not cell.HasFormula) Then
            cell.Value = StrReverse(cell.Value)
        End If
    Next cell
End Sub


2022-04-15 08:16:59

Rkeev

I know you convert this macro to a loop but Is there a way to do this in memory? Such as copy a range into an array then perform the reverse macro, then return the array to the spreadsheet without waiting for a loop?


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