How to find and replace text then preserve formatting in Excel?
Find and replace preserve formatting with Macro code
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There is no other methods but macro code can help you to find and replace text and preserve formatting.
1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window.
2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the script.
VBA: Find and replace preserve formatting
Sub CharactersReplace(Rng As Range, FindText As String, ReplaceText As String, Optional MatchCase As Boolean = False) 'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160711 Dim I As Long Dim xLenFind As Long Dim xLenRep As Long Dim K As Long Dim xValue As String Dim M As Long Dim xCell As Range xLenFind = Len(FindText) xLenRep = Len(ReplaceText) If Not MatchCase Then M = 1 For Each xCell In Rng If VarType(xCell) = vbString Then xValue = xCell.Value K = 0 For I = 1 To Len(xValue) If StrComp(Mid$(xValue, I, xLenFind), FindText, M) = 0 Then xCell.Characters(I + K, xLenFind).Insert ReplaceText K = K + xLenRep - xLenFind End If Next End If Next End Sub Sub Test_CharactersReplace() Dim xRg As Range Dim xTxt As String Dim xCell As Range On Error Resume Next If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal Else xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal End If Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select a range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8) If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub Call CharactersReplace(xRg, "KK", "Kutools", True) End Sub
3. Press F5 key, a dialog pops out for you to select a range to find and replace, see screenshot:
4. Click OK, and the specific string in the selected cell are replace with other and keep the formatting.
Tip: In the code, KK is the string you want to find, and Kutools is the string you want to replace with, you can change them as you need.
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 days agoI tried your solution on a cell that is over 255 characters long and nothing changes. Is there a workaround for this case?