Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Making a Cell's Contents Italics within a Macro.

Making a Cell's Contents Italics within a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 14, 2018)

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If you are writing macros using VBA, it is not uncommon to process data and place the results of your processing into cells in a worksheet. If desired, you can also make the results in an italics typeface so that they stand out. You do this by setting the Italic property of the Font object for a selection.

For instance, if you wanted to make the contents of cell A1 italics, you could use the following in your macro:

Cells(1, 1).Font.Italic = True

Likewise, if you wanted to make the currently selected cell italics, you could use the following code:

Selection.Font.Italic = True

If you wanted to explicitly turn off the italics attribute of a particular cell, all you need to do is change True to False in the foregoing examples.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9307) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Making a Cell's Contents Italics within a Macro.

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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 5 + 3?

2018-06-15 02:05:55

Tom

Ron

If you start typing the above line into the VBA editor, after you type in font. (after the fullstop) the editor will kindly show you a list of all the available attributes.

Or you can read more about them on Microsoft's developer network (MSDN) website


2018-06-14 15:24:29

Ron

It seems that would apply to other attributes like bold, underline, etc. Is there a list of all those VBA parameters (e.g. Font.Xxxxx)?


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