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    Count number of cells with blue type

    hey guys, im trying count the number of cells that have blue text (color index 5) inside of them, and then show the amount in (B2), but for the life of me i cant figure this out...help!!!

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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    Place this code in a Standard module
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    In B2 type

    =bluecount(A1:G10)

    Replace A1:G10 with the range you have used
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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    Hello shy07014,

    Since you didn't say if you were counting cells that all the text was blue or not, this macro will count either a cell whose text all matches the color index you are looking for, or if the cell contains one or more characters with that same color index. Like Roy's macro, this too can be used as worksheet formula.
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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    they are both great, except in Leith Ross's how can i change the color value if ui wanted to? also, if i wanted to put this code in a commandbutton, how would i accomplish this?

    thanks again

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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    Hello shy07014,

    To add either code to a CommandButton requires changing the code to either look at the current cells selected or examine the used cells on the worksheet. Which do you want to do?

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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    all the used cell in the spreadsheet, please.

    thanks

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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    Hello shy07014,

    You will need to either attach the macro to the button if it is a Forms type button or place a call the macro in the Click event of the button if it is a Control Toolbox button.

    Example using Roy's Code
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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    ok, i tried this:
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    however it returns a compile error: "function call on left hand side of assignment must return variant or object

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    Re: Count number of cells with blue type

    Try this bit more extream but works perfectly
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