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How to sum / count bold numbers in a range of cells in Excel?

When you have a data range which contains some bold numbers in a worksheet, and now you want to sum or count only the bold cells, of course you can add them up one by one manually, but it will be time-consuming. How could you sum or count only the bold cells in Excel with an easy and quick way?

Count bold numbers in a range with User Defined Function (VBA and formula)

Sum bold numbers in a range with User Defined Function (VBA and formula)

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Count bold numbers in a range with User Defined Function


The following User Defined Function can help you quickly get the number of bold cells. Please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code:Count bold numbers in a range of cells

Function CountBold(WorkRng As Range)
'Update 20131202
Dim Rng As Range
Dim xCount As Long
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    If Rng.Font.Bold Then
        xCount = xCount + 1
    End If
Next
CountBold = xCount
End Function

3. Then save this code, and type this formula =CountBold(A1:C9) into a blank cell, see screenshot:

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4. Then press Enter key, and you will count the bold cells in the range A1:C9.

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Note:A1:C9 in the formula indicates the range you want to use the function to count the bold cells, you can change it as your need.


Sum bold numbers in a range with User Defined Function

And if you want to sum only the bold numbers in a data range, I can also create a user defined function for you to solve it.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code:Sum bold numbers in a range of cells

Function SumBold(WorkRng As Range)
'Update 20131202
Dim Rng As Range
Dim xSum As Long
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    If Rng.Font.Bold Then
        xSum = xSum + Rng.Value
    End If
Next
SumBold = xSum
End Function

3. Then save this code, and type this formula =sumbold(A1:C9) into a blank cell, see screenshot:

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4. And then press Enter key, all the bold numbers in the range A1:C9 have been added up. See screenshot:

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Note:A1:C9 in the formula indicates the range you want to use the function to sum the bold cells, you can change it as your need.


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1. For counting bold cells, please select a blank cell for locating the result, and then click Kutools > Kutools Functions > Statistical & Math > COUNTBYFONTBOLD.

And for summing bold cells, click Kutools > Kutools Functions > Statistical & Math > SUMBYFONTBOLD. See screenshot:

2. In the Function Arguments dialog box, specify the range with bold cells you need to count or sum in the Reference box, and then click the OK button.

Now the counting or summing of all bold cells in specified range are populated in selected cell immediately. See screenshot:

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    Kal · 2 years ago
    RE: CountBold formula
    This formula does not appear to be dynamic. While it works at first pass, if i change the bolded cells the counters do not update unless i re-enter the formula again. Any tips?
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      Daniel · 1 years ago
      Yea this is the same for me, otherwise it works great. But if this could be solved so it refreshes the count after each cell deselect like other basic counts it would be perfect!
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        crystal · 11 months ago
        Dear guys,
        The formula won't update if you just change the format of the number cells.
        It updates only when you change the cell content.
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    Julia · 3 years ago
    I'm using excel for mac 2011. How can I run the code on my system? thanks!
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    Maey · 4 years ago
    I copied and pasted code into excel but get #NAME? error. I made sure to enable macros and using excel 2010 version (don't know if that changes anything). Can anyone please help?!
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      Vadim · 3 years ago
      [quote name="Maey"]I copied and pasted code into excel but get #NAME? error. I made sure to enable macros and using excel 2010 version (don't know if that changes anything). Can anyone please help?![/quote]

      You have to follow the instruction. It says: "Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window", and you have to do exactly so. Make sure you paste the code in the Module Window, not in the Sheet code Window.
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    Anil · 4 years ago
    Thank you..

    it's working...
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    Katie · 4 years ago
    This works a treat. I only have one issue...it doesn't seem to be adding anything after a decimal point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.