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How to create a VBA code to automatically highlight certain text in a cell?

I need a code to run on sheet1 that will automatically highlight the following text within a very long string in cell A1.  The code can’t search for case sensitive.  I’m running Excel 2010

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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
You can modify this to meet your needs, changing the range of course and Underline to bold.
Sub HighLightCell()
Dim intStart As Integer
Dim intEnd As Integer
intStart = 1
Do
    intStart = InStr(intStart, Range("M15").Value, "Ticket-")
    If intStart > 0 Then
        intEnd = InStr(intStart, Range("M15").Value, ") - ")
        Range("M15").Characters(intStart, intEnd - intStart + 3).Font.Underline = True
        intStart = intStart + 1
    End If
Loop Until intStart = 0
End Sub

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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
No points, please :)

It's not clear if you want a case sensitive match or not.  You should specify in the InStr() calls whether to use a binary compare (case sensitive) or a text compare.  If you don't, then you get whatever the module-level default is (unless otherwise specified, case sensitive).
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kbay808Author Commented:
I don’t know how to modify the above code to highlight instead of underling the text.  To better explain what I’m looking for, I attached an example file.  The example shown on the right shows exactly what I’m trying to accomplish.
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
Sub HighLightCell()
Dim intStart As Integer
Dim intEnd As Integer
intStart = 1
Do
    intStart = InStr(intStart, LCase(Range("A3").Value), "wip")
    If intStart > 0 Then
        Range("A3").Characters(intStart, 3).Font.Color = vbRed
        intStart = intStart + 1
    End If
Loop Until intStart = 0

intStart = 1
Do
    intStart = InStr(intStart, LCase(Range("A3").Value), "suspended")
    If intStart > 0 Then
        Range("A3").Characters(intStart, 9).Font.Color = vbRed
        intStart = intStart + 1
    End If
Loop Until intStart = 0

intStart = 1
Do
    intStart = InStr(intStart, Range("A3").Value, "PC")
    If intStart > 0 Then
        Range("A3").Characters(intStart, 2).Font.Color = vbRed
        intStart = intStart + 1
    End If
Loop Until intStart = 0

End Sub

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I did this for A3 for my testing. Do you want the stars around the second "suspended"? Also if you want "pc" to be made red like "PC", add the LCase as in the other two.
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kbay808Author Commented:
That worked perfectly!!!  Thank you very much.
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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