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In Microsoft Excel, you can use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) to count the blank cells in a specified range.
NOTE: You can also use the COUNTBLANK worksheet function to return the number of blank cells in a range.
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Sample Visual Basic Procedure
Microsoft Press: "Excel 5 Visual Basic for Applications Reference," pages 335-336
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 139573 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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