Don't be afraid of macros - learn how to create and use them. When you find yourself repeating actions in Excel - whether it's a five-step sequence you use when formatting a certain cell type or the 30 steps you use when you sort, filter, and print multiple worksheets once a week, the possibility exists that you can automate these actions in the form of a macro. Thereafter, you can perform these sets of actions with a simple keystroke combination, a button in a worksheet, or by using a button in the Quick Access toolbar.
01/11/2018 11:30 AM01/11/2018 05:30 PMTraining Topic: Mastering Macros in Microsoft ExcelInstructor: Tom Fragale
Objectives of the Presentation
Macros can eliminate some of the drudgery associated with repetitive tasks, as well as open the door to powerful capabilities that you cannot perform with standard Excel techniques.
Join us as seasoned Excel coach Tom Fragale explains exactly what macros are and how to put them to work for you right now! You'll learn the best and fastest ways to create and modify time-saving macros with a minimum of effort, including:
Recognizing situations ideal for creating macros
How to create a macro by recording, and why this is usually the best way to create a macro
Four ways to run a macro - keystroke shortcut, toolbar button, command, or graphic
Ways to work with macro code (in the language called Visual Basic) created when you record command sequences
How use the step method to test a macro slowly
Understanding when you need to add code to a macro and efficient ways to do it
Ways to extend the power of macros to perform tasks you cannot achieve with standard Excel features
By seeing examples of how you can automate repetitive tasks-whether short or long-you'll be able to create tools that you can use to work more efficiently with Excel. Plus, a quick introduction to the world of Visual Basic will give you insight into how this programming feature broadens the scope of Excel usage.
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Why Should you Attend
This topic shows you how to create these macro shortcuts, alerts you to situations ideal for creating macros, and explores the actual code (in the language called Visual Basic) created when you record command sequences. This is not a course in Visual Basic, but you will get a quick look at it and understand its role in creating and using macros. Creating a macro may ultimately involve programming techniques but most macros are developed by recording the way you use standard Excel commands. This topic will show you how to create macros and give you examples of various macros that handle large amounts of information and interact with multiple files. You will also see how to activate a macro with commands, buttons, keystrokes, or pictures.
Rationale for Using a Macro - Why?
Frequent Use of Lengthy Command Sequence
Length Data Manipulation Need
Steps Used to Record a Short Macro
Naming the Macro
Assigning a Keystroke Shortcut
Storing the Macro
Avoiding Pitfalls While Recording
How to Run (Play Back, Execute…) a Macro
Keystroke Shortcut; Command
Button in the Quick Access Toolbar
Worksheet Picture or Clipart
Comments and Commands
Viewing Code as You Record a Macro
Using the Step Method to Test a Macro Slowly
Using IF Logic in a Macro to Create Different Actions Based on Changing Conditions
Extend the Power of Macros to Perform Tasks You Cannot Achieve With Standard Excel® Features
Who will Benefit
CEO's / CFO's / CTO's
Managers of all levels
Anybody with large amounts of data
Anybody who uses Microsoft Access/Excel on a regular basis, and wants to be more efficient and productive