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    [Solved] Macro Column selection keeps defaulting to "C:x" instead of just "x"

    I'm new to macro, but most certainly not to excel formulas. I figured due to the logical approach this would be fairly simple with the "record macro" feature, but I'm growing frustrated. Note: this is office 2013.

    My goal is this:

    Click one of three buttons.

    Button 1 must show column F and hide G:I

    Button 2 must show column G and hide F, H:I

    Button 3 must show columns H:I and hide F:G

    Simple enough right?

    Everytime I get to the bold step utilizing the "step in" (F8) for visual basic instead of highlighting JUST column F (or any column i try to put in there), it selects C:F instead of just F:

    Sub Macro6()
    '
    ' Macro6 Macro
    '
    '

    '
    Range("F1").Select
    Columns("F").Select
    Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
    Columns("H:I").Select
    Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
    Columns("E").Select
    Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = False
    End Sub


    Note: the above isn't the proper code, i've just been trying to troubleshoot what does what and how. I've narrowed it down to this reality...it keeps selecting C through whatever column. It's driving me mad. I've been working on this spreadsheet for 2 solid work weeks and this is tying me up. Please help
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    Re: Macro Column selection keeps defaulting to "C:x" instead of just "x"

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    Re: Macro Column selection keeps defaulting to "C:x" instead of just "x"

    Thank you Skywriter

    I had to edit the B1, B2,B3 as they will be conflicted name wise but it did function how I needed it with a little tweaking.


    I am curious though. Do you know WHY my code was pulling column "C"? I want to understand so I don't repeat my error.

    I will mark this post solved after.

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    Re: [Alt. Solution Found] Macro Column selection keeps defaulting to "C:x" instead of just

    Hi there and sorry for jumping in unannounced/uninvited..
    my guess is that you have somewhere a merged area between C and F columns...
    and when you select F column it selects the C:F columns because of the merged cells
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    Re: [Alt. Solution Found] Macro Column selection keeps defaulting to "C:x" instead of just

    Quote Originally Posted by bulina2k View Post
    Hi there and sorry for jumping in unannounced/uninvited..
    my guess is that you have somewhere a merged area between C and F columns...
    and when you select F column it selects the C:F columns because of the merged cells

    Hit the nail on the head. Completely overlooked this.



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