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How to easily reverse selections of selected ranges in Excel?

Supposing you have selected some specific cells of a range, and now you need to inverse the selection: deselected the selected cells and select the other cells. See the following screenshot:

Of course, you can reverse the selection manually. But this article will bring you some cute tricks to reverse selections quickly:

Reverse selections in Excel with VBA

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Using VBA macro will make you work easy to reverse selections in the working area of active worksheet.

Step1: Select the cells that you want to reverse them.

Step2: Hold down the Alt + F11 keys in Excel, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step3: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA for inverting selections

Sub InvertSelection()
'Updateby20140314
Dim rng As Range
Dim Rng1 As Range
Dim Rng2 As Range
Dim OutRng As Range
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set Rng1 = Application.Selection
Set Rng1 = Application.InputBox("Range1 :", xTitleId, Rng1.Address, Type:=8)
Set Rng2 = Application.InputBox("Range2", xTitleId, Type:=8)
For Each rng In Rng2
    If Application.Intersect(rng, Rng1) Is Nothing Then
        If OutRng Is Nothing Then
            Set OutRng = rng
        Else
            Set OutRng = Application.Union(OutRng, rng)
        End If
    End If
Next
OutRng.Select
End Sub
	

Step4: Press the F5 key to run this macro. Then a dialog displays for you to select some cells which you do not need selected in the result. See screenshot:




Step 5: Click OK, and select a range that you want to reverse the selection in another popup dialog. See screenshot:




Step 6: Click OK. you can see the selection has been reversed.


Notes: This VBA is also working in blank worksheet.


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You may want to quickly reverse any selection in Excel, the Select Range Helper tools of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly reverse selection in Excel. This trick makes it easy for you to reverse any selections in the whole workbook.

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Step1: Select the cells that you want to reverse them.

Step2: Click the Kutools > Select Tools > Select Range Helper….

Step3: In Select Range Helper dialog box, check the Inverse Selection option.

Step4: Then drag mouse to select the range that you want to reverse the selections. When you release the mouse, the selected cells have been deselected and the unselected cells have been selected of the range at once.

Step5: And then close the Select Range Helper dialog box.

For more detailed information about Select Range Helper, please visit Select Range Helper feature description.


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Reverse Selections In Excel With VBA - confirmed not working.

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Try this:


Sub InvertSelection()
Dim rng As Range
Dim Rng1 As Range
Dim Rng2 As Range
Dim OutRng As Range
Dim xTitleId As String
xTitleId = "Invert Selection"
Set Rng1 = Application.Selection
Set Rng1 = Application.InputBox("Range1 :", xTitleId, Rng1.Address, Type:=8)
Set Rng2 = Application.InputBox("Range2", xTitleId, Type:=8)
For Each rng In Rng2
If Application.Intersect(rng, Rng1) Is Nothing Then
If OutRng Is Nothing Then
Set OutRng = rng
Else
Set OutRng = Application.Union(OutRng, rng)
End If
End If
Next
OutRng.Select
End Sub
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