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How to send email with specified bold/size/color/underline text format in Excel?

HTML body format can enrich the email and make it easy to read. This article is talking about sending an email with HTML format email body in Excel by adding bold, underline as well as specified size and color text format.

Send email with specified bold/size/color/underline text format with VBA code

Send email with specified bold/size/color/underline text format with VBA code

Please apply below VBA code to send an email with specific HTML body format in Excel.

1. Press the 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 below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Send email with specific bold/size/color/underline text format in Excel

Sub SharePerformance1()
'Update by ExtendOffice 2018/3//5
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xOutMail As Object
    Dim xOutMsg As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
    xOutMsg = "<b>This text is bold</b><br/><span style=""color:#80BFFF"">Font Color</span style=""color:#80BFFF""><br />" & _
               "<u>New line with underline</u><br /><p style='font-family:calibri;font-size:25'>Font size</p>"
    With xOutMail
        .To = "Email Address"
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = "Html format email"
        .HTMLBody = xOutMsg
    End With
    Set xOutMail = Nothing
    Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub


1) Replace the .Subject line with your own one.
2) Enter the recipient’s email address into the .To line.
3) In the xOutMsg line:
3.1) <b>…</b> can make your text bold;
3.2) <span style=""color:#80BFFF"">...</span style=""color:#80BFFF""> is the text color
3.3) If you want to restart a new line, please add <br/> before the new line text;
3.4) Underline your text with <u>…</u>;
3.5) And change your text size by <p style='font-family:calibri;font-size:25'>…</p>.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then email with specified HTML format body is opening. Please click the Send button to send it.

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    Andy · 1 years ago
    What is the syntax for converting the text to a hyperlink in the message body?
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    Chris · 1 years ago
    Thank you very much!
    Work fine in MS Office Pro 2019
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    Misha R. · 1 years ago
    Hey, just wanted to let you know that it doesn't work in Excel 2016.
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      Guest · 1 years ago
      works for me in 2016?
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        Ernestas · 6 months ago
        No, it does not work for you in 2016 and further versions. <b></b> does nothing.