Note: The other languages of the website are Google-translated. Back to English
English English

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

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

arrow blue right bubble Bold part text when concatenating two columns with VBA code

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:

doc bold concatenate 1

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

The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Comments (4)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Can we add the "-" still?
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
error - "Compiled error. Expected end of statement"
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
File 29: xCell.Characters(1, Len(xRg.Cells(xCell.Row, 1))).Font.FontStyle = "Bold", it's the only useful thing
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Ce tuto m'a épargné plusieurs mois de travail à la main. Merci. Infiniment!
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations