If you had a spreadsheet with a lot of single spaces, it is very annoying because it is hard to see. You can use Excel Macros to highlight cells with a single space easily!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlights all cells with a single space

Copy Source Code:

Sub HighlightTheSingleSpaces()

Dim range As Range

For Each range In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
'Check if it's a single space, then change the style to be Note
If range.Value = " " Then
range.Style = "Note"
End If
Next range

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:


This is our initial set of data, the ones enclosed in red are the ones with a single space:

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic


STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.


STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros


Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.


With just one click, all of the cells with a single space are now highlighted!



How to Highlight Cells with a Single Space Using Macros In Excel



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