An Introduction to Excel Macros and VBA
Cathy Horwitz believes that when your employees know the capabilities of the software they use, they will demonstrate improved productivity, will be more efficient, and will be able to problem-solve more easily.
Cathy teaches classes on the Microsoft suite of application software including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Outlook. Cathy has over 30 years of experience in the classroom and virtual training and has been an instructor of Microsoft Office since 1989. Her strengths include customizing classes based on the needs of individual students and providing realistic business examples to complement the training. She is a high energy trainer with a flair for training the adult student.
She holds the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer certification from Logical Operations which prepares instructors for all aspects of delivering a course using the latest training technologies and approaches. When not teaching, Cathy enjoys shopping estate sales and refinishing mid-century furniture.
A macro is an action or a set of actions that you can use to automate routine tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications programming language. The easiest way to create a macro is to record the steps. Excel stores information about each step you take as you perform a series of commands. The steps you do are saved in Visual Basic code. You then run the macro to repeat, or "playback," the commands.
In this session, you will learn how to create and edit macros, create macros that can be re-used across multiple files, and create macros that run by clicking on buttons that you create. You’ll learn how to create a macro the easy way by using the built-in macro recorder. You’ll then progress on to learn how to make simple changes to a macro using the built-in programming language called VBA.
- Using the Macro Recorder to Create a Macro
- Saving a File as a Macro-Enabled Excel Workbook
- Running a Macro
- Creating a Button to Run a Macro
- Editing the Macro
- Making Your Macros Available to All Your Workbooks
For the intermediate Excel user. The training will be delivered using Excel 2016 for Windows although, for users of earlier versions, most of the functionality is available in Excel 2010 and Excel 2013.
Who Should Attend
Any professional who uses Excel will benefit from learning how to record macros.
- Business Owners
- CEO's / CFO's / CTO's
- Financial Consultants
- IT Professionals
- Human Resource Personnel
- Anybody with large amounts of Data
- Anybody who uses Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, and wants to be more efficient and productive
Why Should You Attend
Being able to create and edit a macro is one of the must-have skills for Excel Power Users. Having this knowledge will save you hours of time by allowing you to automate any Excel-based task or process. If you’ve never created macros or used VBA before, this webinar is for you.