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Posted on 2002-07-30
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I have recorded a macro that works well for me.
The macro formats cells to my requirements.
There is however a problem when I try to macro format just a single cell.
The VBA errors because I do not have in my selection either
With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical) or
With Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal).

In other words a selected single cell does not contain
xlInsideVertical or xlInsideHorizontal lines.

I also get the problem (if I highlight a single row of cells) with
     With Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal)
as there are no inside horizontal lines.

I also get the problem (if I highlight a single column of cells) with
With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
as there are no inside vertical lines.

In order to avoid these error messages I need to be able to test if the selection is a single cell then ignore the code:-

     With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
        .LineStyle = xlContinuous
        .Weight = xlThin
        .ColorIndex = 2
         End With
   
     With Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal)
            .LineStyle = xlContinuous
           .Weight = xlThin
          .ColorIndex = 2
         End With
   
If the selection is a single column of cells ignore:-  
      With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
         .LineStyle = xlContinuous
         .Weight = xlThin
         .ColorIndex = 2
         End With
   
If the selection is a single row of cells ignore :-
     With Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal)
           .LineStyle = xlContinuous
          .Weight = xlThin
         .ColorIndex = 2
        End With

I would be grateful if someone could show me how to do this please.
Thanks
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Question by:BlueFin
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Elmo_ earned 100 total points
ID: 7187835
Bluefin,

If you want a really simple, quick and easy solution to this:

Type:

On Error Resume Next

After the Variable declarations in the Procedure but before the code.

This will skip to the next line if an error is encountered, thereby not interrupting your macro and still formating the cells as required.

Cheers,

Ed.
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by:ildc
ID: 7187995
or you could do it like this :

if selection.rows.count > 1 then
With Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal)
           .LineStyle = xlContinuous
          .Weight = xlThin
         .ColorIndex = 2
        End With
   
if selection.columns.count >1 then
    With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
       .LineStyle = xlContinuous
       .Weight = xlThin
       .ColorIndex = 2
        End With
   
   

endif
else
if selection.columns.count >1 then
    With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
       .LineStyle = xlContinuous
       .Weight = xlThin
       .ColorIndex = 2
        End With
   
   

endif

endif


regards
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by:BlueFin
ID: 7190119
Thanks Elmo that worked fine.
Thanks ildc - I can see that your solution would work fine too.
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