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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Making a Cell's Contents Italics within a Macro.
If you are writing macros using VBA, it is not uncommon to process data and place the results of your processing into cells in a worksheet. If desired, you can also make the results in an italics typeface so that they stand out. You do this by setting the Italic property of the Font object for a selection.
For instance, if you wanted to make the contents of cell A1 italics, you could use the following in your macro:
Cells(1, 1).Font.Italic = True
Likewise, if you wanted to make the currently selected cell italics, you could use the following code:
Selection.Font.Italic = True
If you wanted to explicitly turn off the italics attribute of a particular cell, all you need to do is change True to False in the foregoing examples.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2560) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Making a Cell's Contents Italics within a Macro.
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