Microsoft Office training -  Excel VBA macros

Excel Training

Excel VBA macros (2 days)

£625 + VAT for most venues (£750 + VAT for London)

Tired of repeating tasks in Excel? Perhaps it's time to automate your work, by learning how to write macros using the built-in VBA programming language (VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications, and is the language also used by Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Course details

  • Locations for Excel VBA macros coursesLocations:London, Manchester
  • Next Excel VBA macros course locationNext course:Thu 09 June 2016
  • Excel VBA macros course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Recording macros and buttons

  • Training topicAbsolute and relative recording
  • Training topicWhere macros can be stored
  • Training topicAssigning macros to buttons

Selecting cells

  • Training topicSelecting cells (absolute)
  • Training topicSelecting cells (relative)
  • Training topicSelecting to the end of a block
  • Training topicSelecting a range by its corners

The VB code editor

  • Training topicUsing Project Explorer
  • Training topicCreating modules
  • Training topicBasic subroutines and comments

Messages and variables

  • Training topicInput boxes and message boxes
  • Training topicDeclaring variables
  • Training topicOption Explicit
  • Training topicScope of variables
  • Training topicConstants

Visual Basic explained

  • Training topicThe Excel object model
  • Training topicObjects and collections
  • Training topicMethods and properties
  • Training topicGetting help in VBA

Loops and conditions

  • Training topicSimple IF conditions
  • Training topicMultiple IF and SELECT / CASE
  • Training topicThree main types of loop

Looping over collections

  • Training topicObject variables
  • Training topicLooping over collections

Event handling

  • Training topicAssigning macros to events
  • Training topicCancelling events

Functions

  • Training topicDeclaring functions
  • Training topicPassing arguments

Debugging and error handling

  • Training topicSetting breakpoints
  • Training topicStepping through macros
  • Training topicON ERROR statements

Forms

  • Training topicDrawing forms
  • Training topicAttaching macros to controls
  • Training topicValidating form input

Covered if time allows If time

Referencing other applications

  • Training topicLinks to Word or Access
  • Training topicWorking with files and folders

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Delegates should be comfortable with using Excel (no advanced knowledge is needed). No experience of progamming is needed, although delegates should enjoy the logical challenge of learning new computer systems.

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