Take control of your spreadsheets and use VBA to create your own custom Excel applications
Author and Excel guru John Walkenbach, known to his devoted fans as "Mr. Spreadsheet," guides you through taking your Excel skills to the next level by creating your own customized spreadsheet solutions using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This updated edition of this bestselling book shows you how to use VBA, write macros, customize your Excel apps to look and work the way you want, avoid errors, and more.
- Introduces you to a wide array of new Excel 2013 options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor
- Provides an overview of the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, including using VBA to customize your applications and automate functions
- Shares techniques for handling errors, debugging, working with range objects, controlling flow, and much more
- Zeroes in on creating custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus
Add a personal touch to your spreadsheets and present your data the way you want with Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
From the Back Cover
Learn to: Use the essential tools and operations for VBA Get the most out of Excel's macro recording feature Handle errors and eliminate bugs in your code Develop custom worksheet functions and user-oriented applications Explore VBA programming and learn how to customize and automate many aspects of Excel Maybe you're eager to learn Excel programming. Maybe it's your boss's idea. Either way, this book will have you on your way to Excel programming perfection in no time! It's a plain-English guide to what VBA is, how it works with Excel, essential programming concepts, and steps to creating some very cool dialog boxes, time-saving macros, Excel add-ins, and more. VBA-speak learn the language of VBA and steps for creating a program in Excel Macro magic automate common tasks, create custom buttons and commands, and develop new worksheet functions using VBA macros Programming basics work with range objects, control program flow, automate procedures and events, and exterminate bugs in your code User communication explore simple and custom dialog boxes and UserForm controls, tricks, and techniques All together now apply your skills to design user-oriented applications, create add-ins, and work with other Office applications Open the book and find: Some Excel history that's good to know All about VBA sub and function procedures How you can get ahead by learning VBA The difference between programming errors and runtime errors Tips for finding and fixing bugs How to customize Excel's user interface Ways to super-charge your formulas with custom worksheet functions VBA dos and don'ts
About the Author
John Walkenbach, known to his fans as Mr. Spreadsheet, has written some 50 books and around 300 articles on computer topics, predominantly Excel. He created the award-winning Power Utility Pak and several other versatile Excel add-ons. John maintains the Spreadsheet Page at http://spreadsheetpage.com.