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Dear Tom Ogilvy

I am looking for a macro option to highlight Excel cell in Red from A1 to A100 if content any of these especial character $%&()[]@# in text.

Thank You for your kind help


I assume you want a macro that you have to manually run.

Sub CheckCells()
Dim s As String, r As Range, cell As Range
Dim i As Long, sChr As String
s = "$%&()[]@#"""
Set r = Range("A1:A100")
r.Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
For Each cell In r
If Len(Trim(cell)) > 0 Then
 For i = 1 To Len(s)
   sChr = Mid(s, i, 1)
   If InStr(1, cell.Value, sChr, vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
       cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 3
       Exit For
   End If
End If
End Sub

that worked for me as I understand your requirement.

Tom Ogilvy  
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