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    Merged Cells and Column Width

    I have a survey form that I am creating in excel. Some columns have rows that are merged with other columns. I want to adjust the column width of one column without having all the others adjusted also because of the merging of cells. Is there a way to do that without unmerging all the cells?

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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    Can you post an example workbook?

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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    This would adjust the width of column D regardless if it had merged cells.

    Columns("D").ColumnWidth = 30
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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    Even when I use the macro writer which selects the specific column width, then take that code and paste it in my main macro, all columns seems to be adjusted exactly to what I selected for that one individual column. I will try to recreate the problem and post a new workbook. Thank you!

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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    Hi

    I created a workbook

    C2 and D2 are merged

    D3 downwards and c3 downwards are data.

    This code snippet sets the width of columns C ad D using the cells from C3 and D3 downwards.

    However if the text is larger than the sum of C3 and D3 then those columns are made wider to match C/D 3.

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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    I have attached a workbook I created. I merge 3 separate rows differently, then try to change the column width of 2 columns. What happens when I run the macro is that the last column width chosen ends up changing all columns that were part of the largest merged cells selection. Thanks for your thoughts and help!
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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    Don't select the columns. Just change the column width without selection.

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    When you select a column, it selects their merged cells as well. So if you then change the width of the selection, all the columns selected (merged cells included) will be affected.

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    Re: Merged Cells and Column Width

    THANK YOU THANK YOU! I thought that was the case,but wasn't sure how to write it. Really appreciate your help!

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