Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2015 - Computers - 408 pages
Take your data analysis and Excel programming skills to new heights

In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, controlling program flow, and much more.

With the release of Microsoft Office 2016, Excel will see changes in its operating system, and this fun, hands-on guide will make it easier than ever to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications and create custom applications and macros on the world's most popular spreadsheet tool. Packed with friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, you'll be creating Excel applications custom-fit to your unique needs in no time at all!

  • Provides step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity
  • Helps to increase efficiency by demonstrating how to customize your applications so they look and work the way you want
  • Fully updated for Excel 2016
  • All sample programs, VBA code, and worksheets are available at dummies.com

If you're a beginning to intermediate VBA programmer looking to get up to speed on creating customized solutions with Excel applications, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 4th Edition makes it easier.

 

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OK, I bought the book, and now I'm sitting here staring at page 5 in total head-banging frustration over a very fundamental instruction that does not work. The book tells me to go to a dedicated website to download example files, and that sounds great. If only there were some way to find them. On that website I expected to see some sort of button "Click here to install example files on your computer" or something similar, but all I can find is an electronic version of the hardcopy book, plus sales pitches for why I should buy the book I already have and some others. If the author cannot give clear instructions on how to complete the first step (download example files) I find it difficult to assume all those countless instructions for which I bought the book will be clear. Maybe this whole thing is a big waste of time and money. I find it very hard to proceed to page 6 when I'm stuck on page 5. 

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Table of Contents
Taking the First Steps
How VBA Works with Excel
Climbing Down the Object Hierarchy
Programming Concepts
Controlling Program Flow
Automatic Procedures
ErrorHandling Techniques
Communicating with Your Users
Putting It All Together
Ten VBA Questions and
Local User Groups

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John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and creator of the award-winning Power Utility Pak. The author of more than 50 books, he has also written articles and reviews for PC World, InfoWorld, and Windows. John maintains the popular Spreadsheet Page at http://spreadsheetpage.com.

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