What is VBA Macros – Excel
VBA Macros Excel is widely used by everyone. Each individual performs different activities in excel. But there are some activities which each does repeatedly in excel and everyone wants to automate that repeated activity this is where VBA Macros comes in picture.
For example you may create an VBA Macros excel file on sales report on a daily basis and you may be formatting it in a similar fashion every day. Everyday formatting in a similar fashion makes you feel bored and eats up your time as well. So to avoid this you can use VBA Macros wherein you can record a macro and create a shortcut for formatting and then next time with just the use of that shortcut key excel will automatically perform the formatting procedure of the sales report.
Visual Basic for applications (VBA ) is a tool which people use that develops program which controls VBA Macros excel. A macro is a way to automate a task that you perform repeatedly or on a regular basis.
VB i.e. Visual basic is a programming language that lets you create standalone executable programs (EXE files). VBA and VB although they have lot in common but they are different.
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VBA Macros Excel in simple and easy steps starting from basic to advanced concepts with examples including Overview macros.
Uses of VBA Macros Excel
VBA Macros allows a user to
- Insert a text string
- Automating repetitive operations or a task you perform frequently like report generation, chart creation in Microsoft Excel etc.
- Creating a custom command i.e. developing a macro which combines this command into a single custom command.
- Creating a custom toolbar button i.e. creating your own buttons that execute the macros you write.
- Creating custom add-ins for excel etc.
- Anyone having basic knowledge in excel can learn VBA macros
- For users of excel from 1997-2006 – The first thing that you need to do is to check the security level of excel. It should be set at “low” or “ Medium” . For setting this you can open an excel workbook >>>go to menu bar>>>Select tools>>>Macro >>>Security>>>Medium
- For users of excel from 2007-2013 – Open excel workbook >>> go to “Developer ribbon”>>>click on macro security button >>> Check the second level and disable all macros with notifications
- For 2010 Excel users if you don’t find developer tab – Open excel workbook >>>Excel options >>> Customize ribbon>>> Click on the developer button and click ok