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Using With Statements

Office 2007

The With statement lets you specify an object or user-defined type once for an entire series of statements. With statements make your procedures run faster and help you avoid repetitive typing.

The following example fills a range of cells with the number 30, applies bold formatting, and sets the interior color of the cells to yellow.

Sub FormatRange()
    With Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:C10")
        .Value = 30
        .Font.Bold = True
        .Interior.Color = RGB(255, 255, 0)
    End With
End Sub

You can nest With statements for greater efficiency. The following example inserts a formula into cell A1, and then formats the font.

Sub MyInput()
    With Workbooks("Book1").Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 1)
        .Formula = "=SQRT(50)"
        With .Font
            .Name = "Arial"
            .Bold = True
            .Size = 8
        End With
    End With
End Sub