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Linking to ADO databases with VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2012 | 1 comment
Learn how to write VBA macros to add, edit and delete data in Access, SQL Server and other databases, using something called ADO.
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / References

Copy, rename, delete and move files and folders

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 January 2012 | 1 comment
By referencing the unintuitively named Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library you can write VBA code to access files and folders on your hard disk. This blog explains how, and gives a couple of worked examples.

Reading and writing to/from a text file using TextStreams

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012 | 2 comments
The easiest way to work with text files in VBA is using TextStream objects - this blog explains how they work.

How to choose files and folders in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012 | 1 comment
To make it easier for users of your VBA systems to choose files, you can show FileDialogs on screen. This blog explains what these are, and how to customise them.

Linking to the Microsoft Scripting Runtime library

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012 | no comments
In order to work efficiently with files and folders you first need to create a FileSystemObject. This blog explains how to do this!

Custom Tables in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012 | no comments
If you find yourself constantly deleting and inserting columns every time you create a new project it might be time to consider creating a custom table that you can share between projects. This blog shows you how to do exactly that!
Tags:   Project / Custom fields

Custom Views in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012 | no comments
If you find that you have to continuously rearrange the preset views every time you create a new file in Microsoft Project, why not try creating your own custom view? This blog explains how to do exactly that!
Tags:   Project / Custom fields

Custom Reports in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012 | no comments
Reporting on progress is an essential part of running a successful project. It's a shame that the preset reports in Microsoft Project are so limited. This blog explains how to create your own custom reports so that you can see the data you need.
Tags:   Project / Reporting

Customising Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 12 January 2012 | no comments
There are many things that you can customise in Microsoft Project to mould it to the way you work. This blog summarises the main useful things that can be customised along with links to detailed articles explaining how to modify each one.
Tags:   Project / Reporting   |   Project / Custom fields   |   Project / Views of Project

Creating references programmatically in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 January 2012 | no comments
Did you know that you can create and manage references from within VBA code? This article gives you ideas on how to do just that.
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / References

Importing Bank Holidays into the Outlook Calendar

Posted by Michael Allsop on 03 January 2012 | no comments
A quick guide to adding public holidays to the Calendar in Outlook 2010.
Tags:   Outlook / General topics

10 reasons why Santa Claus does not use Project

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 December 2011 | 1 comment
Santa Claus has decided not to use Microsoft Project to manage the present distribution process - read this blog to find out why!

Using CreateObject and GetObject to create references

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 December 2011 | 1 comment
Although it's usually easiest to create references to other applications using Tools -> References as described in an earlier blog, you can use the method shown in this blog instead.
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / References

Referencing Word and other applications in Excel VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 December 2011 | 6 comments
Even if you're writing Visual Basic macros within Excel, there's nothing to stop you inserting text into Word documents, manipulating PowerPoint slides or sending Outlook emails. This blog explains how to reference other applications, and write macros in Excel to link to other Microsoft Office software
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / References

10 Excel Quick Tips

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 December 2011 | no comments
Some tasks in Excel always seem to take longer than they should - if only you knew a bunch of quick shortcuts to speed up the simple things. Read on to see how much time you could save!
Tags:   Excel / Formulae   |   Excel / Excel functions   |   Excel / Charts
What happens when your macros go wrong? That depends what error-handling you have in place. Learn how to use ON ERROR and other commands to trap errors in a structured way.
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / General

Debugging macros in Excel Visual Basic / VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2011 | 1 comment
This series of blogs is intended to provide online training in how to debug in Visual Basic for Applications, including using breakpoints and the immediate window.
Tags:   Excel / Excel Visual Basic   |   VBA macros / General

Event-handling macros in Excel Visual Basic

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 November 2011 | 2 comments
Want to do something when a user opens a workbook, or stop them clicking on a particular cell? You need to learn how to attach code to Excel workbook or worksheet events!

Looping in Visual Basic for Applications macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 15 November 2011 | 5 comments
There are 4 types of loop in Visual Basic for Applications - this blog shows how and when to use each type of VBA loop structure.
This part of the Excel VBA training series of blogs shows how to use IF / ELSE / END IF within VBA, and also how to use the alternative SELECT / CASE syntax within macros.
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