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- Excel VBA Part 1 - The VB Editor
- Excel VBA Part 2 - Writing Your First Macro
- Excel VBA Part 3 - What To Do When Things Go Wrong
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- Excel VBA Part 5 - Selecting Cells
- Excel VBA Part 6 - Worksheets, Charts and Sheets
- Excel VBA Part 7 - Working with Workbooks
- Excel VBA Part 8 - Variables in VBA
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- Excel VBA Part 13.1 - If Statements in VBA
- Excel VBA Part 14.1- Select Case Statements
- Excel VBA Part 15.1 - Do Until and Do While Loops
- Excel VBA Part 16 - For Next Loops
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- Excel VBA Part 18 - Creating Functions
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- Excel VBA Part 20 - Event Procedures
- Excel VBA Part 21 - User Forms
- Why do we write If Not Is Nothing in Excel VBA?
- How do I hide all but the selected sheets in Excel?
Excel VBA - Basics videos | Excel VBA Part 6 - Worksheets, Charts and Sheets
Posted by Andrew Gould on 09 November 2013
In order to navigate a workbook using VBA it's essential to understand how to refer to, activate and select the various types of sheet. This video explains the difference between worksheet, chart and sheet objects and also demonstrates how to select, copy, move, delete and rename them. You'll also see how to change the visibility of the sheets in a workbook, including how to make sheets not just hidden, but VERY hidden!
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I was wondering, can I apply a property to all selected worksheets when I am in a group mode? For example below the property interior color is applied only to Sheet 1 even if I have selected 2 worksheets. Why is that?
Selection.Range("a1:a5").Interior.Color = rgbBlue
Thanks in advance for the answer.
The word Selection refers to the currently selected cells. To achieve what you're trying to, you should actually miss this out. To amend the same range on lots of sheets at the same time, use something like this:
Range("A1:A5").Interior.Color = vbGreen
Sorry to bother, but I run the macro you mention and does not do the job. It applies the property only in Sheet1 were it supposed to apply the property in both Sheets1 and Sheet3
Hmmm ... you are so right! I should have tested it better. Further investigation suggests that you can't do this; instead, you'd need to loop over the worksheets that you want to alter, making the same change to each. For example, this code would definitely worked (I've tested it properly this time):
Dim ws As Worksheet
'loop over each of the worksheets of interest
For Each ws In Sheets(Array("Sheet1", "Sheet3"))
'change this worksheet's colour for top few cells
ws.Range("A1:A5").Interior.Color = vbYellow