Want to have fun with your text and have it displayed backwards? Excel Macros will reverse text for you in a single click!

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?

Converts your selected text and puts it in reverse

Copy Source Code:

Public Function ReverseText(ByVal cell As Range) As String

'Reverse text using this function
ReverseText = VBA.strReverse(cell.Value)

End Function

'Make sure you have a selection ready
Sub ReverseTextInSelection()

Dim range As Range

Selection.Value= Selection.Value

'Loop through all the cells
For Each range In Selection
'Call your function
range= ReverseText(range)
Next range

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:


This is our list of text. We’ve added a couple of palindromes in here for good measure! A palindrome is when you reverse the text it reads completely the same!

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic


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

We have also added a function in #1 to show you on how we define custom functionality. Then in #2 we refer to this function and use this functionality that we have created.


STEP 3: Let us test it out!

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


Make sure your text and macro are selected. Click Run.


With just one click, all of your text are now reversed! Notice the ones in red read exactly the same:

  • Was it a Cat I saw?
  • No Lemon, No Melon

How to Reverse Text Using Macros in Excel



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