Have a bunch of negative values that you want to highlight? You can do that easily through Excel Macros!

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 negative values in your selected range

Copy Source Code:

Sub HighlightNegativeValues()

Dim NumberToCheck As Range

'Loop through all numbers in the selection
For Each NumberToCheck In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(NumberToCheck) Then
'If it's lesser than 0, then set the font color to red
If NumberToCheck.Value < 0 Then
NumberToCheck.Font.Color= RGB(255, 0, 0)
End If
End If

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:


These are our values:

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 data is selected and that your correct macro is selected. Click Run.

With just one click, all of the negative values are now marked as color red!

How to Highlight Negative Values Using Macros In Excel



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