Excel - Automation Beyond the Macro Recorder - VBA 101
Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012 Mike founded the excel trainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for plural sight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics. Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.
VBA is Microsoft’s programming and automation language that is built into all the MS Office applications. Although Excel’s Macro Recorder allows you to automate a task by recording a series of keystrokes and mouse clicks, that’s where its functionality and power ends. To be able to do anything more, you need to harness the power of VBA.
VBA is a fully-featured programming language that includes functionality such as conditional logic (IF..THEN..ELSE), Looping (the ability to perform a set of instructions a given number of times and variables (a fast way to process information) At a more advanced level, VBA enables you to, amongst other things, build your own worksheet functions, create automated workflows, accept user input and control and interact with other applications. This training session is the first step in your VBA learning journey. It is aimed at advanced users of Excel who have little or no programming experience and who wish to "dip their toe into the VBA water".
- Getting familiar with the VBA Editor
- Understanding VBA jargon such as procedures, modules, methods, and properties
- How to edit an existing macro
- How to write a simple macro from scratch using VBA
- Creating inline documentation
- Using VBA to control what happens a file is opened or closed
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
This webinar gets you started with VBA. It's aimed at advanced users of Excel, with little or no programming experience, who wish to take their level of automation knowledge beyond the macro recorder. The training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel for windows although much of the functionality is available in earlier versions of the application.
Why Should Attend
VBA is one of the must-have skills for Excel Power Users. VBA will save you, your colleagues, and your customers hours of time by allowing you to automate any Excel-based task or process. If you've never used VBA before and you'd like to learn about the basics of VBA and automation, this webinar is for you.