Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Selecting the First Cell In a Row.

Selecting the First Cell In a Row

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 21, 2018)

If you need to select the first cell in a row from within your macro, you can do it with the Select method, as follows:

Cells(ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Row, 1).Select

Once executed, the selected cell becomes the first cell (in column A) of the current row. If you run this line while a range of cells is selected, then the cell in column A of the first row of the selection is selected.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (7602) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Selecting the First Cell In a Row.

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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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