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Hi Tom

I have a list of terms in column B on worksheet "specific comments”.   Column F is blank.

I also have a series of worksheets.  If a term in column B matches the name of a work sheet I would like the number 2 to be placed in column F.

So, if the term "paragraphs" is in cell B5 and there is a worksheet called "paragraphs", I would like the number "2" to be placed in cell "F5".

Could you write a piece of VBA that can do this?

Thanks in advance


Christopher Mitchell,

Sub abc()
Dim sh As Worksheet, sh1 As Worksheet
Dim r As Range, cell As Range
Set sh1 = ActiveSheet

Set r = Range("B1", Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp))
For Each cell In r
 Set sh = Nothing
 On Error Resume Next
   Set sh = Worksheets(cell.Value)
 On Error GoTo 0
 If Not sh Is Nothing Then
   cell.Offset(0, 4).Value = 2
 End If
End Sub

worked as expected and should do what you want if I understood your requirement correctly.

Tom Ogilvy

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