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How to identify and select all bold cells or text in Excel?

Normally you can format a cell’s content or text with font style Bold. Here comes a question, can we just quickly identify and select all cells which have been applied the bold font style? The following tutorials will help you easily identify and select all cells which contain bold content or text from a range in Excel quickly.

Identify and select all bold cells with Find command

Identify and select all bold cells with VBA code

Identify and select all bold cells with Kutools for Excel

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Now we will show you the detailed steps to identify and select all bold cells in following range data. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Identify and select all bold cells with Find command


You can find and select all bold cells in a selection by the Find command.

Step 1: Select the range that you want to identify the bold cells in.

Step 2: Click the Home > Find & Select > Find to open the Find and Replace dialog box. You can also open the Find and Replace dialog box with pressing the Ctrl + H keys.

Step 3: In the Find and Replace dialog box, click the Format button. If you can't find out the Format button, please click the Options button first.

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Step 4: In the Find Format dialog box, under the Font tab, select the Bold in the Fond style box, and click OK. See the following screenshot:

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Step 5: Go back to the Find and Replace dialog box, click the Find All button. All bold cells in the selection are listed at the bottom of this dialog box.

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Step 6: Select all finding results with holding down the Ctrl + C keys. Now it selects all bold cells in the selection at once. See the following screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Identify and select all bold cells with VBA code

The following VBA code can also help you to select all bold cells in a selection immediately. Please do as this:

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

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: select all bold cells in a range

Sub SelectBold()
'update20131218
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim OutRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    If Rng.Font.Bold Then
        If OutRng Is Nothing Then
            Set OutRng = Rng
        Else
            Set OutRng = Union(OutRng, Rng)
        End If
    End If
Next
If Not OutRng Is Nothing Then
    OutRng.Select
End If
End Sub

Step 3: Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box will pop out to tell you to select a range that you want to use. See screenshot:

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Step 4: And then click OK, all the cells with bold values have been selected at once.


arrow blue right bubble Identify and select all bold cells with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, the Select Cells with Format tool can help you select all bold cells in a specific selection quickly.

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Step 1: Click the Kutools > Select Tools > Select Cells with Format….

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Step 2: In the Select Cell with Format dialog box, do the following options:

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 1. Clickdoc-button-1 button to select the range  that you want to select all the bold cells.
 2. And then click Choose Format From Cell button to choose one cell that has bold value.
 3. In the attribute list box, check Bold option under Font section. And unchecked the other formatting options.

Step 3: Then click OK, and a prompt box will remind you selecting the matching cells or search again, and click Yes.

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Step 4: And all the cells which have the same bold formatting have been selected.

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The Select Cells with Format tool can selects cells with the same formatting from a range cells according to the formatting of the base cell or the base cell attributes. Click to know more…


Related article:

How to select cells based on color or formatting of another cell in Excel?


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    Amol Mutyelu · 1 years ago
    There is One excel sheet with records in each cell contain sentences , in this sentence of same cell some word are bold and remaining words are not , so we need to attach the <strong> before or after this Bold word.
    Is it possible????????
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    Dan · 5 years ago
    I'm having trouble with Step6 on the first method. I can't copy all the cells due to "Command cannot be done used to multiple selections"

    This is such a pain!
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    Rajkul · 5 years ago
    The find method is so brilliant and simple...
    Thanks a ton