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VBA For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-04650-0
484 pages
January 2007
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VBA helps you put your computer in its place

Write programs that automate tasks and make Office 2007 work better for you

If your computer is becoming your boss instead of your servant, start using VBA to tell it what to do! Here's the latest on the VBA IDE and program containers, debugging and controlling your programs, working with multiple applications using a single program, and the most exciting stuff -- programming for all the Office 2007 applications.

Discover how to

  • Customize an application's interface
  • Quick-launch a VBA program
  • Store and modify information
  • Use VBA with the Ribbon
  • Understand object-oriented programming
  • Avoid runtime errors
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Introduction 1

Part I: An Overview of VBA 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know VBA 9

Chapter 2: Your First VBA Program 33

Part II: Learning the Ropes 49

Chapter 3: Writing Structured VBA Programs 51

Chapter 4: Storing and Modifying Information 79

Chapter 5: Creating Structured Programs 111

Chapter 6: Trapping Errors and Squashing Bugs 133

Chapter 7: Interacting with the User 155

Part III: Expanding Your VBA Horizons 179

Chapter 8: Object-Oriented Programming 181

Chapter 9: Working with Arrays and Collections 205

Chapter 10: Working with Disk Files 229

Chapter 11: VBA Programming with XML 239

Part IV: Programming for Applications 255

Chapter 12: VBA Programming in Office 257

Chapter 13: VBA Programming in Word 277

Chapter 14: VBA Programming in Excel 305

Chapter 15: VBA Programming in Access 329

Chapter 16: Applications that Work Together 355

Part V: The Part of Tens 379

Chapter 17: Ten Kinds of VBA Resources 381

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Update Your Old VBA Code Quickly 389

On the Web

Bonus Chapter 1: VBA Programming in FrontPage BC1

Bonus Chapter 2: VBA Programming in Visio BC25

Bonus Chapter 3: Ten Really Cool Things You Can Do with VBA BC43

Index 397

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John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 71 books and over 300 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Windows power optimization book, a book on .NET security, and books on Amazon Web Services, Google Web Services, and eBay Web Services. His technical editing skills have helped more than 50 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines like DevSource, InformIT, Informant, DevX, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hardcore Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test & Performance, and Visual Basic Developer.
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