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Excel Macros For Dummies

Excel Macros For Dummies

Michael Alexander

ISBN: 978-1-119-08935-3

May 2015

288 pages

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Ready-made Excel macros that will streamline your workflow

Excel Macros For Dummies helps you save time, automate, and be more productive, even with no programming experience at all. Each chapter offers practical macros that you can implement right away, with practical exercises that extend your knowledge and help you understand the mechanics at work. You'll find the most effective Excel macros for solving common problems, and explanations of why and where to use each one, plus invaluable guidance and step-by-step instruction for applying them effectively. Learn how to customize your applications to look and work exactly the way you want them to, with simple, friendly walk-throughs that directly apply to real-world tasks. Follow it through from start to finish, or quickly look up problems as they occur; the book's clear layout and organization makes it an irreplaceable desk reference, and all macro code is available for download from the companion website.

Microsoft Excel is the world's leading spreadsheet application, and it supports VBA macros that allow you to customize the program and automate many common tasks. This book helps you take advantage of macros to get more done, and get it done better.

  • Grasp the fundamentals of VBA and macros
  • Work with workbooks, worksheets, and ranges
  • Clean data, automate reporting, and send email from Excel
  • Use tips and tricks that streamline your workflow

If you have an Excel problem, there's a macro to solve it. You don't need to be a programmer, and you don't need to spend months learning code. Excel Macros For Dummies gives you the "recipes" you need, and the knowledge to apply them effectively.

Introduction 1

Part I: Holy Macro Batman! 7

Chapter 1: Macro Fundamentals 9

Chapter 2: Getting Cozy with Visual Basic Editor 29

Chapter 3: The Anatomy of Macros 43

Part II: Making Short Work of Workbook Tasks 57

Chapter 4: Working with Workbooks 59

Chapter 5: Working with Worksheets 85

Part III: One?]Touch Data Manipulation 113

Chapter 6: Feeling at Home on the Range 115

Chapter 7: Manipulating Data with Macros 137

Part IV: Macro?]Charging Reports and Emails 173

Chapter 8: Automating Common Reporting Tasks 175

Chapter 9: Sending Emails from Excel 213

Part V: The Part of Tens 229

Chapter 10: Ten Handy Visual Basic Editor Tips 231

Chapter 11: Ten Places to Turn for Macro Help 239

Chapter 12: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Macros 245

Index 255

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