Microsoft Office training -  Excel VBA macros

VBA Training

Excel VBA macros (2 days)

£695 + VAT for most venues (£850 + 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:Manchester, London, London
  • Next Excel VBA macros course locationNext course:Tue 20 February 2018
  • 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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Sample customer feedback

"Great course with an enthusiastic tutor. Enjoyable two days."

Daniel Brooke (Investec Wealth Investment Limited)

"Very fast paced but managed to keep up. Great to practice writing script over and over again rather than too much listening. Very hands on with good exercises."

Alison Phiri (Leeds South and East CCG)

"Clearly lunch was excellent!... and thank you for the course I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Matthew Hebben (ISS Mediclean Ltd)

"Advantage of this course over any other I've been on, is that it's extremely flexible and the trainer responded to all questions as we went without needing to go away and get back via email."

Dmitrij Zukov (Express Gifts Ltd)

"Excellent manuals and trainer"

Peter Cranmer (GM Business Support Ltd)

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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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