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Find out Excel active range?

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I'm trying to write an Excel macro to show percentage deviation from a certain amount.

The macro should operate only on a range of cells which the user has selected in a worksheet. I know how to find out which worksheet is active, and which single cell ("ActiveCell" reference) - but how do I find out which  _range_ of cells is selected when the user clicks the button to run the macro ?

The ideal code snippet would do the following:

     Find active range
     Perform any cell-by-cell operation on cells in that range

I was hoping that I could refer to "ActiveRange", but that doesn't exist !

I'm interested in any answer, but particularly a solution that would work on Excel 7.0 (Office 95).  Please supply me with a working example of the code if possible. I'm new to Experts Exchange, so if you think the points should be higher let me know.

thanks  a lot,

Ernesto Orega



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Ernesto,

Use "selection" as follows to get the address of a selection set.  

 myRange = Selection.Address
    MsgBox myRange

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If you need more help in how to apply it, let me know and I'll help you.
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your code does exactly what I was after - thanks a lot !

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Glad I could help Ernesto. Thanks for the points.

Steve
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