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Hi Tom

I am writing a macro, and part of it needs to highlight a range of empty cells in column P, so that these rows can then be grouped.  The data in column P will always begin in cell P6, and can end anywhere between P8 and P35.  A new set of data begins in cell P36, and I need to highlight any empty cells inbetween P6 and P36.   This empty range is not fixed, and will probably be different each time I run the macro.  However, the last cell of the empty range will always be P35.  I have tried various combinations of shift, end, down, but cant seem to get the correct range highlighted.

Do you know the code I should be using?




Dim r as Range
Set r = Nothing
On Error Resume Next
set r = Range("P6:P35").SpecialCells(xlBlanks)
On Error goto 0
if not r is nothing then
 r.interior.ColorIndex = 3
end if

that would make the background of the empty cells red as an example.  (the cells must actually be empty)

does that work for you?

Tom Ogilvy  
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