This article was previously published under Q282153
When you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that searches for a cell that contains a specific fill color in Microsoft Excel, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set.
When you click the Debug button on the error message, the line that fails contains the function Cells.Find().
This behavior can occur when a macro searches for cell containing a specified color, and it also specifies a pattern color after specifying the fill color. The following example illustrates this issue:
If you record a macro that searches for a fill color, the recorded macro places the lines in this order, causing the error message.
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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS To work around this issue, specify the fill color after you specify the pattern color. The macro example in the "Cause" section can be modified to match the following code, and then the macro runs without error: