Introduction to Excel Macros and VBA


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    March 2024
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    It was interesting to see how I can take Excel beyond basic functions and find lots of shortcuts that will make normal use easier and quicker.

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Course Outline

  • Basics of writing VBA
  • Selecting objects and setting values
  • Setting format properties
  • Using variables to store information
  • Interacting with the user
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  • Excel Intermediate

    Training very good as the trainer will go at the speed you want and will cover anything you need. The training program itself is brilliant. Really enjoyed it.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Excel Intermediate

    The course was very well structured and communication was very effective. Everything appeared to build well upon knowledge previously gained and the instructor made the course enjoyable.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Excel Intermediate

    Wonderful trainer - fun, friendly, informative and comprehensive course! Thank you very much indeed.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Excel Introduction

    Our trainer was great. She was very attentive and ensured we practised the various Excel skills we went through so we gradually built up our knowledge. Overall a highly effective session.

    Evercore
    March 2024
  • Excel Intermediate

    I genuinely enjoyed the content. It was incredibly useful. I would definitely be interested in doing another one. The content was very well explained and I was offered help when I needed it.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Excel Intermediate

    Lovely trainer!! Thank you so much, we have all learned in a supportive way and you have shown me new shortcuts and tools to make my work life and personal life easier.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Excel Introduction

    It was very interesting and the presenter was really nice! Thank you.

    March 2024
  • Excel Intermediate

    It was interesting to see how I can take Excel beyond basic functions and find lots of shortcuts that will make normal use easier and quicker.

    Structural Soils Ltd
    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024

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Overview

This example-based, hands-on course introduces delegates to the fundamentals of writing Excel macros. You will learn how to create procedures to automate your work, remove the risk of inconsistencies and errors in repetitive tasks and above all, to save time. You will learn to write and edit macros for Excel, using Visual Basic for Applications and the Integrated Development Environment. Topics covered include Basics of writing VBA, Selecting objects and setting values, Setting format properties, Using variables to store information, Interacting with the user, Branching and looping and Object Variables and FOR EACH… NEXT loops.
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Course Outline

Basics of writing VBA

  • Overview
  • Introduction

Selecting objects and setting values

  • Overview
  • Properties and methods
  • Named vs Positional arguments
  • Examples of Properties and Methods
  • Selecting cells and inserting data

Setting format properties

  • Adding formatting to a worksheet

Using variables to store information

  • Data types for variables

Interacting with the user

  • Using an InputBox to get information
  • Some examples of using the InputBox function
  • Using InputBoxes to automate headers and footers
  • Using a MsgBox to give information to the user
  • Using a MsgBox to get information from the user
  • MsgBox functions
  • InputBoxes, MsgBoxes and functions

Branching and looping

  • The IF block
  • Using IF…ELSE…END IF
  • Select case
  • Using SELECT CASE to test a single conditional against multiple outcomes
  • Using Loops, DO…LOOP

Object Variables and FOR EACH… NEXT loops

  • Using object variables
  • Using the UNION function and multiple object variables

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