Want to try something new with macros? You can highlight values in your selected range that are lesser than a value you specify.

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 values lesser than your specified value

Copy Source Code:

Sub HighlightValuesLesserThan()

'Get the Lesser Than Value
Dim value As Long
value = InputBox("Enter Lesser Than Value", "Enter Lesser Than Value")

Selection.FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlCellValue, Operator:=xlLess, Formula1:=value

'Set the font to black and highlighting color as yellow
With Selection.FormatConditions(1)
.Font.Color = RGB(0, 0, 0)
.Interior.Color = RGB(255,255, 0)
End With
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.

Enter the lesser than value, we will enter 50000. Click OK.

With just one click, all of the values lesser than 50000 are now highlighted!


How to Highlight Values Lesser Than Using Macros In Excel



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