MS Office blogs from Wise Owl (page 4 of 8)

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Designing databases for SQL Server and Access

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 April 2012 | 1 comment

Designing relational databases is easy once you learn the few basic rules, and the procedure is identical whether you're using SQL Server or Access. This blog illuminates the subject!

Tags:   Access | Designing databases    |    SQL | Tables and columns

Why the Easter Bunny prefers SQL Server to Access

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2012 | 1 comment

The Easter Bunny stores his distribution data in SQL Server, not Access; read why!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings    |    Access | Designing databases

Capture Excel application events - event sinks

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 March 2012 | 1 comment

It's not for the faint-hearted, but there is a way to capture application events (such as someone trying to create a new workbook) in Excel, using something called an event sink.  This blog explains how you might go about creating an event sink.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | Classes

How to Delete Digital Certificates from your Computer

Posted by Andrew Gould on 06 March 2012 | 1 comment

Creating a digital certificate for your VBA projects is easy, but deleting them is somewhat less obvious. This blog shows you how to use the certificate manager to remove certificates that you no longer need.

Tags:   VBA macros | General

Macro Security and Digital Certificates in VBA

Posted by Andrew Gould on 06 March 2012 | 1 comment

Understanding macro security is essential if you want the code you've written to run when it's supposed to, and at the same time protect yourself from potentially malicious code. This blog explains how to change your security settings to an appropriate level and discusses the ins and outs of digital certification.

Collections of class object using Excel VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012 | 4 comments

If you've learnt how to create your own objects using classes in Excel VBA, the next step is to learn how to group them together into collections. This on-line tutorial will show you how.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | Classes

Creating classes in VBA - class modules

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012 | 5 comments

Those who want to add spice to their VBA programming can learn how to create classes, or class modules, and become object-orientated programmers.  It's difficult, but fun - and this multi-part blog will guide you along the way.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | Classes

Using Excel Add-Ins to Share VBA Code

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012 | 2 comments

If you've written a killer function, you'll want to be able to share it between workbooks. The best way to do this is using an add-in.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | References

Using Calendars in Microsoft Project 2010

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 March 2012 | 8 comments

You can't do much in Microsoft Project without understanding how calendars work. Calendars control when work is allowed to happen, so it's important to set them up properly before you start planning your tasks. This blog teaches you how.

Protecting Worksheets and Workbooks in Excel

Posted by Andrew Gould on 28 February 2012 | no comments

If you've ever been annoyed by somebody else changing parts of your Excel workbooks it's a good idea to learn about protection to prevent them from doing it again!

Using Data Validation in Microsoft Excel

Posted by Andrew Gould on 28 February 2012 | no comments

If you're constantly frustrated by other people entering the wrong values in your spreadsheets why not learn how to use data validation to prevent them? This blog series explains how you can control what other people can do to your spreadsheet.

Advanced controls in userforms with VBA macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012 | 4 comments

The two previous parts of this mini-blog have shown how to draw forms and how to write code to handle form events. This final part shows how to add some of the more exotic controls to user forms, like combo boxes, list boxes, multipage controls, spinners and option buttons.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | User forms

Writing VBA macros to work with user forms

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012 | no comments

The previous part of this three-part series showed how to draw user forms; this part shows how to write macros to get them to work (the final part shows how to use some of the more advanced controls, such as combo boxes and MultiPages).

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | User forms

Drawing UserForms in the VBA code editor

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012 | no comments

Learn how to create your own custom dialog boxes in VBA, using UserForms. This is the first part of a three-part series (the other parts are on Writing Code for UserForms and Creating Advanced Controls).

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | User forms

Using Scenarios in Microsoft Excel

Posted by Andrew Gould on 27 February 2012 | no comments

Scenarios are incredibly useful when performing "what-if analysis". They allow you to quickly swap a range of input values to test different possibilities without having to retype any values. Read on to find out how they work!

Tags:   Excel | What-if analysis

Goal Seeking in Microsoft Excel

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 February 2012 | no comments

Goal seeking in Excel allows you to approach calculations from the "result end" and get Excel to tell you what inputs you need in order to hit a specific target. Read on to find out how it works!

Tags:   Excel | What-if analysis

Writing functions for Excel using VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012 | no comments

On-line training in writing functions using VBA, for use either within other VBA programs or within Excel itself.

Tags:   Excel | Excel Visual Basic    |    VBA macros | Functions

Arrays in Visual Basic for Applications macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012 | no comments

You can use arrays (multiple variables) in VBA to speed up code - and they are also invaluable for processing CSV files and the like.

Using enumerations in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012 | no comments

Excel and other MS Office applications make extensive use of enumerations - and you should too!

Using Styles in Microsoft Excel

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 February 2012 | no comments

Constantly formatting cells in the same way can be one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks in Excel. This blog teaches you how to use styles so that you can quickly apply consistent formatting across a range of cells.

Tags:   Excel | Formatting