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Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and ...
Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 140 key Excel programming techniques, including:
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1 USING MACROS AND FORM CONTROLS.
Introducing Excel Programming.
Set Macro Security.
Create a Digital Signature.
Record a Macro.
Assign a Digital Signature to a Macro.
Run a Macro.
Create and Launch a Keyboard Shortcut.
Assign a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Delete a Macro.
Add a Form Control to a Worksheet.
Assign Values to a Form Control.
Add a Macro to a Form Control.
2 USING THE VISUAL BASIC EDITOR.
Introducing the Visual Basic Editor.
Activate the Visual Basic Editor.
Open Visual Basic Editor Windows.
Set Properties for a Project.
Set Display Options for the Code Window.
Add a New Module.
Remove a Module.
Hide a Macro.
Update a Macro.
3 INTRODUCING VISUAL BASIC FOR APPLICATIONS.
Create Sub Procedures.
Comment Your Code.
Understanding Variables and Data Types.
Reference Cells and Ranges.
Work with Numbers.
Work with Strings.
Create a Constant.
4 INTRODUCING THE EXCEL OBJECT MODEL.
Discover the Excel Object Model.
Access the Excel Object Model Reference.
Create an Object Variable.
Change the Properties of an Object.
Compare Object Variables.
Using an Object Method.
Display a Built-in Dialog Box.
5 UNDERSTANDING ARRAYS.
Declare an Array.
Declare a Multidimensional Array.
Convert a List to an Array.
Redimension an Array.
Create a User-Defined Data Type.
6 CONTROLLING PROGRAM FLOW.
Make Use of Logical Operators.
Employ Do While Loops.
Create Do Until Loops.
Create For Next Loops.
Execute For Each In Loops.
Create If Then Else Statements.
Construct Select Case Statements.
GoTo a Named Location.
Call a Procedure.
7 USING EXCEL WORKSHEET FUNCTIONS.
Work with Excel Worksheet Functions.
Work with a MsgBox Function.
Using the InputBox Function.
Retrieve the Current Date and Time.
Perform Date and Time Calculations.
Format a Date Expression.
Format a Numeric Expression.
Change the Case of a String.
Return a Portion of a String.
8 DEBUGGING MACROS.
Debug a Procedure with Inserted Break Points.
Using the Watches Window to Debug a Procedure.
Step through a Procedure.
Use the Immediate Window.
Resume Execution When an Error Is Encountered.
Process a Run-Time Error.
9 WORKING WITH WORKBOOKS AND FILES.
Open a Workbook.
Open a Text File as a Workbook.
Open a File Requested by the User.
Save a Workbook.
Save a Workbook in a Format Specified by the User.
Determine if a Workbook Is Open.
Close a Workbook.
Create a New Workbook.
Delete a File.
10 WORKING WITH WORKSHEETS.
Add a Sheet.
Delete a Sheet.
Move a Sheet.
Copy and Paste a Sheet.
Hide a Sheet.
Change the Name of a Sheet.
Save a Sheet to Another File.
Protect a Worksheet.
Protect a Chart.
Print a Sheet.
Sort Worksheets by Name.
11 DEFINING RANGES.
Using the Range Property.
Using the Cells Property.
Combine Multiple Ranges.
Using the Offset Property.
Delete a Range of Cells.
Hide a Range of Cells.
Create a Range Name.
Resize a Range.
Insert a Range.
Set the Width of Columns in a Range.
Set the Height of Rows in a Range.
Convert a Column of Text into Multiple Columns.
Find the Intersection of Two Ranges.
12 WORKING WITH CELLS.
Cut and Paste Ranges of Cells.
Copy and Paste Ranges of Cells.
Using Paste Special Options When Pasting.
Add Comments to a Cell.
Automatically Fill a Range of Cells.
Copy a Range to Multiple Sheets.
Place a Border Around a Range of Cells.
Find Specific Cell Values.
Find and Replace Values in Cells.
13 CREATING DIALOG BOXES AND CUSTOMIZING THE RIBBON.
Create a Custom Dialog Box.
Call a Custom Dialog Box from a Procedure.
Capture Input from a Custom Dialog Box.
Validate Input from a Dialog Box.
Create Custom UserForm Controls.
Create a UserForm Template.
Create a CustomUI.xml File.
Customize the Ribbon.
Add Additional Options to the Ribbon.
14 WORKING WITH CHARTS.
Create a Chart Sheet.
Embed a Chart in a Worksheet.
Apply Chart Wizard Settings to a Chart.
Add a New Data Series to a Chart.
Format Chart Text.
Create Charts with Multiple Chart Types.
Add a Data Table to the Chart.
Customize a Chart Axis.
15 AUTOMATING PROCEDURES WITH EXCEL EVENTS.
Understanding Excel Events.
Run a Procedure as a Workbook Opens.
Run a Procedure before Closing a Workbook.
Run a Procedure before Saving a Workbook.
Run a Procedure When Excel Creates a Workbook.
Execute a Procedure at a Specific Time.
Execute a Procedure When You Press Keys.
16 BUILDING ADD-INS.
Create an Add-In.
Set Add-in Properties.
Using VBA to Load Add-Ins.
Understanding Excel XML Files.
Open an XML File in Excel as a Table.
Create an XML Map.
Import and Export XML Files Using Excel.
Load XML Files Using VBA.
Import XML Files Using VBA.
APPENDIX A: VBA QUICK REFERENCE.
APPENDIX B: RIBBON CONTROLS QUICK REFERENCE.
Posted October 5, 2007
Excel is really Visual Basic with a powerful, though specialised, user interface. Where the latter is a spreadsheet. Of course, if you are an Excel user, you likely think of it primarily as a spreadsheet. But the lessons in this book show that Excel can be very flexible, if you are willing to write simple VB programs. The lessons are formatted as 2 pages each. Brief. Examples include being able to access the file system, to delete files. But most of the examples naturally pertain to manipulating objects within a spreadsheet. Like changing properties of an object. Or creating it in the first place. The pedagogy also includes generous numbers of screen captures, for easier uptake. The only drawback is that the author's format (or rather this series' format) of explaining each lesson in 2 pages means that more advanced functionality is not described.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2009
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