How to highlight the cells linked by hyperlinks in Excel?

If there are some hyperlinks linked to the same worksheet or workbook, now, I need the destination cell of the clicked hyperlink to be filled in a color to stand out the linked cell, when another hyperlink is clicked, the first goes back to normal as below screenshot shown. Is this possible to be solved in Excel?

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Highlight the cells linked by hyperlinks with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Highlight the cells linked by hyperlinks with VBA code

Normally, there is no direct way for us to highlight the destination cells which linked by hyperlinks, but, the following VBA code may help you, please do as this:

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to highlight the destination cells which linked by hyperlinks, then choose View Code from the context menu, and in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: Highlight cells linked by hyperlinks:

Private Sub Worksheet_FollowHyperlink(ByVal Target As Hyperlink)
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 1 To ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Count
        Sheets(i).UsedRange.Interior.ColorIndex = -4142
    Next
    ActiveSheet.Cells.Interior.ColorIndex = red
    Selection.Cells.Interior.ColorIndex = 6
End Sub

2. Then save and close this code, now, when you click a hyperlink cell, the destination linked cell will be highlighted at once, when click another hyperlink, the first one goes back to normal.


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    Andrew · 4 months ago
    Thanks that code highlights cells in grey, can it be another colour?

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    Furka · 3 years ago
    Thank you so much guy!! This greatful code helped me a lot.