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Auto run macro if user tried to type in cell

Hi all,

Really at a loss on how to script this...

I need a macro to run if the user tries to type in any of the cells in the range (E7:E650). I know how to set it up if the user selects the cell it runs but this is not practical for this because I need the user to still be able to delete and copy the cell content ... To make matters a bit more complicated I need to make sure it doesn't cause conflicts with a user form which unloads data into those cells!

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated as I am well and truly stuck
Thanks in advance!
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Would using cell protection do the trick? You can disable it when your form is running and enable it when your form is not running. You should be able to set up specific protections when you protect your sheet (e.g., select cells).
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you can put this code below in worksheet object
you macro to be called in would be in a standard module

replace YouMacro with your macro real name

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim rng As Range
    Set rng = Range("E7:E650")
    If Intersect(Target, rng) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    For Each r In rng
        If r.Value = "" Then
            Exit Sub
        End If
    Next r
    Call YourMACRO
End Sub

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Sktneer code works for you.
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Hi ProfessorJimJam,
tried your code but it doesn't seem to do anything unfortunately.

Hi sktneer,
Tried your code too but again it does not appear to do anything and presents my other macro starting which is triggered from double clicking a cell in the same range

What macro you are calling within the code I proposed?
The code will work if user tries to change  the cell content by typing in it and once hits Enter then or deleting the cell content and as a result your desired macro should be called automatically in any case.
I don't know if this helps but is the code I have in worksheet object:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("E7:E650")) Is Nothing Then
    Call Ref
    Call PickFunctions
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
If Intersect(Target, Range("E7:E650")) Is Nothing Then
    Exit Sub
    Range("A1").Value = ActiveCell.Address
    Call PickFunctions
    End If
End Sub

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Ok I restarted my spreadsheet and now the code above is working (not sure why that made any difference).
Thanks again for your help!
You're welcome. Glad it worked as per your requirement.