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Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007

Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2007

Richard Mansfield

ISBN: 978-0-470-27959-5

Apr 2008

888 pages

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Even if you're not a programmer, you can quickly learn to write macros, automate tasks, and create custom applications for Office 2007 with Microsoft'sVisual Basic for Applications (VBA) and the in-depth instruction in this comprehensive guide. You'll jump right into the basics of recording and running macros with Office's built-in Macro Recorder, before quickly moving to the essentials of VBA syntax, using loops and functions, building effective code, and programming applications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Includes pages of real-world examples and techniques.
Part 1. Recording Macros and Getting Started with VBA.

Chapter 1. Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications.

Chapter 2. Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor.

Chapter 3. Editing Recorded Macros.

Chapter 4. Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor.

Part 2. Learning How to Work with VBA.

Chapter 5. Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax.

Chapter 6. Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations.

Chapter 7. Using Array Variables.

Chapter 8. Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need.

Part 3. Making Decisions and Using Loops and Functions.

Chapter 9. Using Functions.

Chapter 10. Creating Your Own Functions.

Chapter 11. Making Decisions in Your Code.

Chapter 12. Using Loops to Repeat Actions.

Part 4. Using Message Boxes, Input Boxes, and Dialog Boxes.

Chapter 13. Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes.

Chapter 14. Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes.

Chapter 15. Creating Complex Dialog Boxes.

Part 5. Creating Effective Code.

Chapter 16. Building Modular Code and Using Classes.

Chapter 17. Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors.

Chapter 18. Building Well-Behaved Code.

Chapter 19. Securing Your Code with VBA's Security Features.

Part 6. Programming the Office Applications.

Chapter 20. Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects.

Chapter 21. Working with Widely Used Objects in Word.

Chapter 22. Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects.

Chapter 23. Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel.

Chapter 24. Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects.

Chapter 25. Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows.

Chapter 26. Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects.

Chapter 27. Working with Events in Outlook.

Chapter 28. Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects.

Chapter 29. Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA.

Chapter 30. Accessing One Application from Another Application.


Updated 4/3/13 (Chapter 12 code was erroneously labeled CH 11; Chapter 11 code was missing)