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How to bold part text when concatenate two columns in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2016-07-27

In Excel worksheet, after concatenating two cell values with formulas, you may find it will not bold part of the text in the combined formula cell. This may be annoying in sometimes, how could you bold part text when concatenating two columns in Excel?

Bold part text when concatenating two columns with VBA code

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For example, I have two columns data, now, I want to combine these two columns into one column and format first value bold as following screenshot shown:

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1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Bold part text when concatenating two columns:

Sub JoinCellsWithBoldFormatForFirstWord()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20160725
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim I As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If xRg.Areas.Count > 1 Then
        MsgBox "does not support multiple selections", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo LInput
    End If
    If xRg.Columns.Count <> 2 Then
        MsgBox "only two columns in the selection", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        GoTo LInput
    End If
    Set xRg = xRg.Resize(xRg.Rows, 3)
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xCell In xRg.Columns(3).Cells
        xCell = xRg.Cells(xCell.Row, 1) & " " & xRg.Cells(xCell.Row, 2)
        xCell.Font.Bold = False
        xCell.Characters(1, Len(xRg.Cells(xCell.Row, 1))).Font.FontStyle = "Bold"
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box will pop out to remind you selecting the data range that you want to combine and bold, see screenshot:

doc bold concatenate 2

4. And then click OK button, and all the two words in the rows have been combined together into the cells beside the data range and the first word is bolded as well, see screenshot:

doc bold concatenate 3

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Ce tuto m'a épargné plusieurs mois de travail à la main. Merci. Infiniment!
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File 29: xCell.Characters(1, Len(xRg.Cells(xCell.Row, 1))).Font.FontStyle = "Bold", it's the only useful thing
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error - "Compiled error. Expected end of statement"
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Can we add the "-" still?
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