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Mark cell in Excel bold using VBA Access

Posted on 2016-08-09
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I have the following code and need to mark a specific cell in an excel sheet bold:

With objExcel
  .Visible = True
  .Workbooks.Add (xTemplate)
  .worksheets(1).Activate

  .worksheets(1).Cells(2, 1).Value = "TEST"
  .worksheets(1).Cells(2, 1).HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
End With

unfortunately this generates an error and I have tried many different versions with no success. Thank you for any help!
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by:Helen_Feddema
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First designate a range, then select it, then apply various types of formatting, such as this:
         sht.Range("A1:Q1").Select
         With appExcel.Selection
             .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
             .VerticalAlignment = xlCenter
             .MergeCells = True
         End With
         
         With appExcel.Selection.Font
             .Name = "Calibri"
             .Size = 16
         End With
         
         appExcel.Selection.Font.Bold = True

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You can generally find the syntax you need by recording a macro.
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by:Helen_Feddema
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You might find my ebook, Working with Excel, useful.  It is available from Office Watch.  It covers exchanging data between Access and Excel in a variety of ways.
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by:mpim
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Hi Helen,
thank you and I have adjusted the code to the following but still get the following error "Unable to set HorizontalAlignment property of the range class"?? Thank you for any further help...

With objExcel
  .Visible = True
  .Workbooks.Add (xTemplate)
  .worksheets(1).Activate

  .worksheets(1).Cells(2, 1).Value = "TEST"
  .worksheets(1).Range("A2:A2").SELECT
  With objExcel.Selection
    .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
  End With
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Helen_Feddema earned 500 total points
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Did you declare objExcel as Excel.Application?  That is needed to use named constants.  There should be a reference to the Excel object model in the References dialog.
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by:mpim
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Great! Thank you so much for your help..
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