VBA To Remove/Delete Superscripts From Excel Cell Text

VBA To Remove/Delete Superscripts From Excel Cell Text

What This VBA Code Does

I have run into a couple instances recently where I needed to clean up some text within Excel by removing superscripts. Unfortunately, the best way to do this is to loop through each character of text within your cells. Below are a couple examples of how you can manipulate the Superscript property to toggle it on/off.

VBA Code To Delete Superscripts:

Sub SuperScript_Delete()
'PURPOSE: Delete any superscripts from the text within a cell selection

Dim cell As Range
Dim x As Long

'Ensure a cell range is selected
  If TypeName(Selection) <> "Range" Then Exit Sub

'Optimize Code
  Application.ScreenUpdating = False

'Loop through each cell in User's Selection
  For Each cell In Selection.Cells
    
    'Loop through each character in cell value
      For x = 1 To Len(cell.Value)
        
        'Test the character for the superscript property
          If cell.Characters(x, 1).Font.Superscript = True Then
            cell.Characters(x, 1).Delete
            x = x - 1
          End If
      
      Next x
  
  Next cell

End Sub

VBA Code To Remove Superscripts:

This is a very similar variation of the first VBA macro, however, in this code snippet, we will not remove the superscript character. Instead, we will be removing the superscript property (ie making if FALSE) in order to change the respective character back to it’s “normal” size.

Sub SuperScript_Remove()
'PURPOSE: Remove any superscript formatting from the text within a cell selection

Dim cell As Range
Dim x As Long

'Ensure a cell range is selected
  If TypeName(Selection) <> "Range" Then Exit Sub

'Optimize Code
  Application.ScreenUpdating = False

'Loop through each cell in User's Selection
  For Each cell In Selection.Cells
    
    'Loop through each character in cell value
      For x = 1 To Len(cell.Value)
        
        'Test the character for the superscript property
          If cell.Characters(x, 1).Font.Superscript = True Then
            cell.Characters(x, 1).Font.Superscript = False
          End If
      
      Next x
  
  Next cell

End Sub

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