Exercise: Big Cheese - Recording Absolute Macros

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (38 exercises)
Topic ==> Recording macros and buttons  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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Open the file shown in the folder above.

Before you start recording a macro, take a copy of the current sheet so you have a replica to test your macro on later.

Record a macro called FormatTable, with the shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + F, which will format the table and add a formula into column C to calculate the ratio of people who prefer each cheese.

The final table should look like the below:

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

You could also add borders if you wish.

The steps involved in this macro are:

  • In Cell C3 add in the header % People.
  • Highlight Columns A-C and centre the text within each column.
  • Align the main header Favourite Cheeses Data across Columns A-C.
  • Change the Font of the main header to Bold and Size 14pt.
  • Change the Font of the table headers in Row 3 to Bold and Size 12pt.
  • In Cell C5 type in a formula to calculate the ratio of the people who prefer that cheese.
  • AutoFill this down to the bottom of the list.
  • AutoSize the column widths.

Your ratio formula can use the SUM function to find to total number of people surveyed, there is a range name (PeopleNumbers) to help here.

Test your macro works whilst on the copy of the cheese sheet you made earlier.

Save the amended file as Le Grand Fromage - Formatted and close it down.

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