This could be fine, if the only changes are user-changes -- which is the most typical -- but it is possible for the worksheet's cell values to change when it is not the active sheet via programmatic changes, e.g. Dim cell_to_test As Range, cells_changed As Range Set cells_changed = Target(1, 1) Set cell_to_test = Range( RANGE_OF_CELLS_TO_DETECT ) If Not Intersect(cells_changed, cell_to_test) Is Nothing Then Macro End If I have a cell which is linked to online stock database and updated frequently. The event handlers take an argument "Target As Range", so you can check if the range that's changing includes the cell you're interested in. Tip: double click the right border of the column A header to automatically fit the widest cell in column A. error occurs when Excel does not recognize text in a formula. When your cell contains this error code, the column isn't wide enough to display the value. Click on the right border of the column A header and increase the column width. But what if you have typed a ton of cell comments and now want a way to extract them and do something with that data? Well, no need to select each comment and copy the contents. Be careful, however, for your call to Range("H5") is a shortcut command to Application. I believe this is similar to cell value change by a program or any external data update but above examples somehow do not work for me.
This problem is usually caused by the setting of the Calculation option for your Excel spreadsheet.
By default, Excel will recalculate its functions every time a cell value changes.
However, the Calculation option can be set to switch off automatic recalculation, and once switched off, it is very easy for the user to forget about this option.
– Vlookup is the oldest and most often used lookup formula in Excel.
The first time you write a Vlookup formula is a milestone in your Excel learning.