Excel - VBA 101 - Automation Beyond the Macro Recorder
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
Do you find yourself repeatedly performing the same actions or tasks in your spreadsheets? If the answer is "Yes", it’s time to learn how to create a macro. VBA is the programming language that is built into Excel (and the other applications in the MS Office Suite). VBA is used to automate tasks that would otherwise have to be performed manually by pressing keys and selecting items with the mouse - and if that sounds like a macro - well it is.
Although Excel has a macro recorder, there's a limit to what it can do. So, where the macro recorder's functionality ends, VBA takes over. At a more advanced level, VBA enables you to, amongst other things, build your own worksheet functions, create automated workflows and control and interact with other applications. This webinar is aimed at advanced users of Excel, with little or no programming experience, 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
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 You Should Attend
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.