Exercise: Recording formatting and stripping down

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (37 exercises)
Topic ==> Recording macros and buttons  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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The above workbook contains an elephant:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Recording macros and buttons (image 1)

The elephant is too small, the wrong colour, has no cage and is hidden in the corner

Remedy the problems shown above by recording a macro to:

  • Make the elephant bigger (increase the font size to 36, say)
  • Align it centrally horizontally and vertically
  • Give it a cage (put a border round the cell)
  • Make it the right colour (make the background grey)

The result of all this should be a caged grey elephant:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Recording macros and buttons (image 2)

Much better!

Stop recording - you should now have a macro of at least 50 lines.  Strip out the unnecessary code to reduce it as far as possible (we can't get it below 12 lines).

Save this revised file as Formatted elephant.xlsm.

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