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Excel/Excel: need macro that changes font color after editing the cell then back to default after 24 hours


Just wonder if Excel VBA is possible to change the font color from default (Black) to red of a cell from columns G and H after editing it? And after 24 hours it changes back to default color when the workbook opens.

Thanks in advance.

Right-click the sheet tab, select View Code, enter this:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
   If Target.Column = 7 Or Target.Column = 8 Then
       Target.Font.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0)
       SaveSetting "Elaine", "T1", Target.Address(0, 0), Now
   End If
End Sub

In the "ThisWorkbook" section (right-click "Thisworkbook" in the VBE), select View Code, enter this:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
   For Each thing In Range("G:H").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants)
       If thing.Font.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0) Then
         x = GetSetting("Elaine", "T1", thing.Address(0, 0), "")
         If x <> "" Then If Now - TimeValue(x) >= 1 Then Range(thing.Address).Font.Color = RGB(0, 0, 0)
       End If
End Sub

That should do it,.
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