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Merging a large group of cells in VB

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    Merging a large group of cells in VB

    Hey everyone,

    I'm very new to VB and having difficulty merging a large group of cells through a macro.

    Basically I need to merge certain cells in a specific way to uphold formatting but also able to unmerge them as Excel->Outlook->Excel copy pasting doesn't work very well.

    For example to unmerge cells I can grab a large group of them:
    Range("D3:P14,D16:P27,D29:P40,D42:P53,D55:P66").Select and then select Selection.Unmerge. Unfortunately probably due to how unrefined this is, doing this method over roughly 10 times, the code starts breaking and certain cells aren't being unmerged.

    Alternatively, I need to merge these cells back into more Specific ranges (as they started) Example:

    Range("D3:P3,D4:P5,").Select
    Selection.Merge

    Same problem, when I go more than a few lines deep, the code breaks, again because I know this is not the proper way to do this, it's mostly what I've learned through the record feature.

    Thanks for all your help with this one!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I think it's safe to say that every Mod here would recommend that you not merge cells. It is a perpetual headache.

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    I second shg's motion !

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    yah I'm starting to see your point with that one. Everything I've tried works for a while then unexpectedly starts breaking.

    Guess I might have to handle it the old fashion way...

    Thanks!

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    For formatting you can also use " center across selection"
    That makes things easier

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