Excel VBA, Font Superscript

In this article I will explain how you can use VBA to change the font style in a cell or range to superscript. I’ve also provided a sample code which checks if the font in a cell is superscript or not.

You can download the file and code related to this article here.

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Basics:

The code below changes the font in cell A1 to superscript:

Range("A1").Font.Superscript = True

Before:

Excel, VBA, Font, Strikethrough, Before

After:

Excel, VBA, Font SuperScript

The following line of code removes the superscript from the font in cell A1:

Range("A1").Font.Superscript = False

The following line of code prints the current superscript status of the font in cell A1 in cell B1:

Cells(1, 2) = Range("A1").Font.Superscript

False:

Excel, VBA, Font, Strikethrough, False
True:

Excel, VBA, Font SuperScript Get True


Example 1, Set Superscript:

In this example there is some text written in row 1. There are also drop down lists in row 2 with the values Yes and No. When the user changes the value of a drop down list in row 2 to True, the font style in row 1 will be changed to superscript. When the user changes the value of the drop down list back to No, the superscript font in row 1 will be changed back to normal:

Private Sub worksheet_change(ByVal target As Range)
Dim i As Integer
'iterates through the cells in row 1
For i = 1 To 4
If Cells(2, i) = "Yes" Then
'changes the font in row 1 to superscript
Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript _
= True
Else
'removes the superscript property from the font in
'row 1
Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript _
= False
End If
Next i
End Sub

The code below iterates through the cells in row 1:

For i = 1 To 4
...
End Sub

The If statement checks if the user selected “Yes” or “No” from the drop down lists:

If Cells(2, i) = "Yes" Then

The code below changes the font property of the cell in row 1 to superscript:

Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript _
= True

The code below removes the superscript font style from the font in cell D1:

Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript _
= False

Excel VBA, Font Strikethrough, Example, Before
After selecting the “Yes” value from the drop down list the font style in cell D1 is changed to superscript:

Excel VBA, Superscript

The drop down lists are created using data validation. The source for the data validation can be found in sheet 2:

Excel VBA, Data validation Source
For more information about creating drop down lists in Excel please see Excel VBA, Drop Down Lists.


Example 2, Get Superscript Status:

In this example when the user presses the Run button, the program will loop through the cells in row 1. If the font in the cell has the superscript style the cell in row 2 will be colored green:

'executes when the user presses the Run button
Private Sub btnRun_Click()
Dim i As Integer
'loops through the cells in row 1
For i = 1 To 4
'checks if the font in the cell in row 1 has the
'superscript property
If Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript = True Then
'changes the color in the cell in row 2 to green
Range(Cells(2, i), Cells(2, i)).Interior.Color = 3394611
Else
'removes the color from the cell in row 2
Range(Cells(2, i), Cells(2, i)).Interior.Color = xlNone
End If
Next i
End Sub

The main function is the Button_Click event handler which executes when the user presses the Run button::

Private Sub btnRun_Click()

The code below loops through the cells in row 1:

For i = 1 To 4
...
Next i

The If statement checks if the cell in row 1 has the superscript effect or not:

If Range(Cells(1, i), Cells(1, i)).Font.Superscript = True Then

The line below changes the fill color of the cell in row 2 to green. The number 3394611 is a color code. The color code was found using the macro recorder. For more information on this topic please see Excel VBA, Getting the Color Code Using the Macro Recorder.

Range(Cells(2, i), Cells(2, i)).Interior.Color = 3394611

The line below removes the fill color of the cell in row 2:

Range(Cells(2, i), Cells(2, i)).Interior.Color = xlNone

In the figure below none of the cells in row 1 have the superscript effect:

Excel VBA, Strike Through, Example 2
After adding the superscript effect to some of the cells and pressing the Run button:

Excel VBA, Font, Superscript

You can download the file and code related to this article here.

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