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How to blink or flash text of specified cell in Excel?

For making a certain cell outstanding in your worksheet, how about blinking the text of this cell? This article will show you method of blinking the text of a specified cell in Excel.

Blinking or flashing text of specified cell with VBA code


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Blinking or flashing text of specified cell with VBA code

Please do as follows to blink the text of a specified cell in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the following code into the Code window.

VBA code: Blinking text of specified cell in Excel

Sub StartBlink()
'Updated by ExtendOffice 20181010
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xTime As Variant
      On Error Resume Next
    Set xCell = Range("Sheet2!A1")
  On Error Resume Next
   
        If xCell.Font.Color = vbRed Then
            xCell.Font.Color = vbWhite
        Else
            xCell.Font.Color = vbRed
        End If
    xTime = Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 1)
    Application.OnTime xTime, "'" & ThisWorkbook.Name & "'!StartBlink", , True
End Sub

Note: in this VBA code, Sheet2 and A1 indicate the text in cell A1 of Sheet2 will be blinked in current workbook.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Now you need a button to start and stop the blinking.

4. Click Developer > Insert > Button (Form Control). See screenshot:

5. Draw a button in your worksheet, then an Assign Macro dialog box pops up, please click StartBlink in the Macro name box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

6. Right click the inserted button, and click Edit Text from the right-clicking menu. Then change the button text to the text you need such as Start / Stop Blinking.

From now on, when clicking on the button, the text of cell A1 starts blinking. And when clicking on the button again, the text of cell A1 stops blinking.


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    Sam · 3 months ago
    How do i change this to sheet 1?
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      crystal · 2 months ago
      Hi Sam,
      If you want to make cell A1 in Sheet1 or other specific worksheet blinking, please add "Sheet1!" or other worksheet name before the cell address. See the below code line:

      Set xCell = Range("Sheet1!A1")
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    SUNARYANTO · 5 months ago
    MANTEB GAN
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    Al Assail Comapny · 8 months ago
    Working. good
    But after protecting my sheet LOCK & Hidden ( except blinking cell ) it's not working.
    Anyone plz help me solve this issue.
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    Rashid Imam · 8 months ago
    Hi,
    it's working well but when I am protecting my sheet then blinking is not working showing debug msg.
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      crystal · 2 months ago
      Good day,
      Please try the following code.

      Sub StartBlink()
      Dim xCell As Range
      Dim xTime As Variant
      On Error Resume Next
      Set xCell = Range("A1")
      On Error Resume Next

      If xCell.Font.Color = vbRed Then
      xCell.Font.Color = vbWhite
      Else
      xCell.Font.Color = vbRed
      End If
      xTime = Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 1)
      Application.OnTime xTime, "'" & ThisWorkbook.Name & "'!StartBlink", , True
      End Sub
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    Dayle · 1 years ago
    How do I include this code in the following so I don't need buttons but the blinking starts automatically on the workbook opening?

    Private Sub Workbook_Open()

    ' code here

    End Sub
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      crystal · 9 months ago
      Hi Dayle,
      Please put this code into the ThisWorkbook window.

      'Put in“ThisWorkbook”window
      Private Sub Workbook_Open()
      StarBlink
      End Sub

      Put the below code into the Module window. And then save the workbook as an Excel Macro-enabled Workbook. Hope I can help. Thanks for your comment.

      'Start blinking
      Sub StarBlink()
      Dim xCell As Range
      Dim xTime As Variant
      Set xCell = Range("A1")
      With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Font
      If xCell.Font.Color = vbRed Then
      xCell.Font.Color = vbWhite
      Else
      xCell.Font.Color = vbRed
      End If
      End With
      xTime = Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 1)
      Application.OnTime xTime, "" & ThisWorkbook.Name & "!StarBlink", , True
      End Sub
      'Stop blinking
      Sub StopBlink()
      xTime = Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 1)
      Application.OnTime EarliestTime:=xTime, Procedure:="" & ThisWorkbook.Name & "!StarBlink", Schedule:=False
      End Sub