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

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2022-05-16

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)
Several click to count and sum bold cells in a range with Kutools for Excel


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 20220516
Dim Rng As Range
Dim xCount As Double
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:

doc-count-bold-cells1

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 20220516
Dim Rng As Range
Dim xSum As Double
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:

doc-count-bold-cells3

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.


Several click to count and sum bold cells in a range with Kutools for Excel

You can easily count or sum all bold cells in a range with several clicks without handling complicated VBA code and remembering formulas.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

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:

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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Hello Anthony,
I was struggling with the same problem. For me, the solution ended up being very simple. I noticed I had 4 Modules listed. I removed all of them and then started over with the above instructions. Now it works perfectly.
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I use the function and keep getting the #NAME? error. I am using Excel 365 and Windows11.
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Hello, Anthony

Have you copied and pasted the code into the Module of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window in your worksheet? Afetr pasting the code, then, you should enter the formula as you need.

Or you can upload your file here, we can check where the problem is.

Thank you!
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Ma se metto in grassetto nuove celle, la somma non si aggiorna !!!
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Hello Carlo,

Gald to help. After you bold new cells, the sum won't update automatically. But when you double-click the formula cell, then press Enter, the sum will update. Please have a try.

Sincerely,
Mandy
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Hi Mandy,
thanks for your reply,
Yes I know that after double click the sum will uograde.
Is there any way to upgrade automatically the sum ?

Regards
Carlo
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Hello Carlo,

Sorry that I don't have the solution for automatically upgrading the sum. The easiest way I can think of is to press Ctrl + Alt + F9 to recalculate all worksheets in all open workbooks. Have a nice day.

Sincerely,
Mandy
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А если в ячейках числа и текст? надо просуммировать только ячейки с числами жирным шрифтом.
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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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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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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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