on 2 April 1999
I bought this book based on the reviews below, I'm a beginner in the VBA world (first book) and I liked how the author writes and explain the theory about VBA BUT unfortunately he barely have any exercise that would demonstrate what he is talking about on the chapter that just ended (only in the end of the book he gives some exercises "THE FAX example". Programming for me (a true beginner that came from the Network world) is like Math, you can show all the math theories that you want but if you don't give some exercises to demonstrate your theories it gets hard for US BEGINNERS to "see" the practicality of the theory just explained. I agree that he does not have to waist 500 more pages writing exercises, but if he could include 1 or 2 exercise for each topic that he explained It would be great for us real beginners in the VBA world to understand. For me that is the difference between beginner and experience programmers, when you have experience just having the theory can be sufficient and a reference book will do the work. You can understand the key concepts, mainly because you have PAST experiences to back it up... If you want a good theory book to show you the key concepts this is it, BUT if you also want to have a Hands On understanding of how VB editor works with the VBA world and how to apply the main VBA codes, well for now you will need another book.