VBA: Change text colour to red

harky

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Hi,
I need a function not macro.

to change Column I , ERROR! to red.

e.g

ERROR! Pls check the file
ERROR! Pls check the folder

I know can use conditional formulas but conditional dont found at older excel format.
SO i like to use vba
 
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harky

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Code:
Public Sub changeColor() 

Set wks = Worksheets("sheet1")
wks.Range("I" & i)
.Characters.Text = "ERROR!"
Font.ColorIndex = 3 

End Sub
 
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Fluff

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How about
Code:
Sub harky()
   Dim Cl As Range
   Dim x As Long
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      For Each Cl In .Range("I1", .Range("I" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         x = InStr(1, Cl, "ERROR", vbTextCompare)
         If x > 0 Then Cl.Characters(x, 5).Font.Color = vbRed
      Next Cl
   End With
End Sub
 

harky

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This work great but possible not as MACRO?

As long i open the excel it auto highlighted it?

How about
Code:
Sub harky()
   Dim Cl As Range
   Dim x As Long
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      For Each Cl In .Range("I1", .Range("I" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         x = InStr(1, Cl, "ERROR", vbTextCompare)
         If x > 0 Then Cl.Characters(x, 5).Font.Color = vbRed
      Next Cl
   End With
End Sub
 

Fluff

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Sorry but I don't understand what you mean.
 

Fluff

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In that case use
Code:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
   Dim Cl As Range
   Dim x As Long
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      For Each Cl In .Range("I1", .Range("I" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         x = InStr(1, Cl, "ERROR", vbTextCompare)
         If x > 0 Then Cl.Characters(x, 5).Font.Color = vbRed
      Next Cl
   End With
End Sub
and put it in the ThisWorkbook module
 

harky

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ah.. cool. this work great..
Thank u!!!!!!!

In that case use
Code:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
   Dim Cl As Range
   Dim x As Long
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      For Each Cl In .Range("I1", .Range("I" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         x = InStr(1, Cl, "ERROR", vbTextCompare)
         If x > 0 Then Cl.Characters(x, 5).Font.Color = vbRed
      Next Cl
   End With
End Sub
and put it in the ThisWorkbook module
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback
 

harky

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Hi, i just notice the code,

If my column was highlighted in black at the beginning. it will show this BUT
I
Status
ERROR Pls check the file

<tbody>
</tbody>



If i re-activate my exiting MACRO and re-fill the column again. It will highlight the whole text in red.
I
Status
ERROR Pls check the file

<tbody>
</tbody>

You're welcome & thanks for the feedback

 
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