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Posted on 2016-08-10
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I recorded this. It specifically finds the PM column header.
Then sets the column width.

Sub Set_Col_Wid_PM()
    Range("A1").Select
    Cells.Find(What:="PM", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
        LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
        MatchCase:=True, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
    Columns("E:E").Select
    Selection.ColumnWidth = 5.14
End Sub

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I'd like to abstract this so I can pass the column name and desired width. e.g.

= Set_Col_Wid("PM", 5.14)

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Is there a way to 'generalize' Columns("E:E").Select so that it knows what column to select, regardless of its location?

Can you help?
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Cells.Find(What:="PM").Activate
ActiveCell.EntireColumn.ColumnWidth = 5.14
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Continuing my post, if there's any possibility of "PM" appearing anyplace else then row 1.

With Rows(1)
    .Cells.Find(What:="PM").Activate
    ActiveCell.EntireColumn.ColumnWidth = 5.14
End With

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That works, Martin.
How to provide for if search failed?
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Sub SetIt()
With Rows(1)
    On Error GoTo ErrorRoutine
    .Cells.Find(What:="PM").Activate
    ActiveCell.EntireColumn.ColumnWidth = 5.14
End With
Exit Sub
ErrorRoutine:
    Dim strCol As String
    strCol = InputBox("Please enter the column letter")
    Columns(strCol).ColumnWidth = 5.14
End Sub

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by:NVIT
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Awesome! Thank you! Have a nice day/night...
With a few changes, I figured out the abstraction part...

[code]Sub Col_Wid(strFind, nColWidth)
    On Error GoTo ErrNotFound:
    Range("A1").Select
    Cells.Find(What:=strFind).Activate
    ActiveCell.EntireColumn.ColumnWidth = nColWidth
Exit Sub

ErrNotFound:
MsgBox "Col_Wid. Column " & strFind & " not found"

End Sub
[/code]
...so I can use it like:

[code]
Sub SetColWidths()
    Col_Wid "PN", 9.86
    Col_Wid "Project Title", 45
End Sub
[/code]
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.

Marty - Microsoft MVP 2009 to 2016
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