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Rabbit
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Is there an event that triggers when formatting on a cell changes?

What I need to do is copy the formatting changes in one worksheet to another worksheet whenever the user changes the formatting. I looked but couldn't find any such event. The Change event doesn't trigger if you just change the formatting.
Mar 13 '07 #1
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ADezii
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Is there an event that triggers when formatting on a cell changes?

What I need to do is copy the formatting changes in one worksheet to another worksheet whenever the user changes the formatting. I looked but couldn't find any such event. The Change event doesn't trigger if you just change the formatting.
To be honest with you, Rabbit, I don't think that such an Event exists that will dynamically react to formatting changes in individual Cells. I don't know the extent of your Worksheet but how about using the Workbook BeforeClose() Event. You can loop through Cells in a specified Range, check for specific Formatting patterns (Bold, Font, Font Size, Alignment, etc.) then transfer these to a specific Range within the 2nd Worksheet. This would, of course, still be a hugh undertaking.
Mar 13 '07 #2
Rabbit
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
I figured I would have to do something like this. I was just hoping for a more efficient solution as the spreadsheet I'm working on is a favor for someone from a different unit and it's getting pretty unwieldy.
Mar 13 '07 #3
NeoPa
32,569 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
I've checked through the events for both the WorkBook & the WorkSheet and there is nothing to match what you need I'm afraid.
You can stop the operator from changing the format by locking the WorkSheet, but otherwise...
Mar 14 '07 #4
Rabbit
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Yes, I looked through the events as well. I was hoping the On Selection Change event had a .PreviousSelect ion or something but I couldn't find anything to that that extent.
Mar 14 '07 #5
ADezii
8,834 Recognized Expert Expert
Is there an event that triggers when formatting on a cell changes?

What I need to do is copy the formatting changes in one worksheet to another worksheet whenever the user changes the formatting. I looked but couldn't find any such event. The Change event doesn't trigger if you just change the formatting.
Rabbit:
Just thought that you may be interested.
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  1. The following code will copy all Data and Formatting for the Cells 
  2. contained within the Range("A1:D4") to the Range("A10:D13") on 
  3. Sheet2. The only catch is that any data contained within the 
  4. specified Range on Sheet2 will be overwritten, but it is one step 
  5. closer to a 'Solution'.
  6. Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:D4").Copy destination:=Worksheets("Sheet2").Range("A10:D13")
Mar 14 '07 #6
NeoPa
32,569 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
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  1. Call YourRange.PasteSpecial(Paste:=xlFormats)
will paste in just the formats if you need to know about that. I'm pretty sure there's nothing to trigger when the format changes though. Sorry.

BTW. Don't forget to Copy the other Range first and afterwards, use the :
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  1. Application.CutCopyMode = False
to lose the Copy selection highlighter for the copied range.
Mar 14 '07 #7
Rabbit
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Thanks for that but the problem was never being able to copy the formats but that there was nothing to trigger a format change event. I ended up just doing it through a macro.
Mar 14 '07 #8
NeoPa
32,569 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Last idea : Would the OnClose or OnSave events help at all?
Mar 14 '07 #9
Rabbit
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
That's what I ended up doing, using a macro for when they want to see the changes right away and also in the On Close event in case they end up not using the macro.
Mar 14 '07 #10

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