VBA Automation for Excel 2019 Cookbook

VBA Automation for Excel 2019 Cookbook

Solutions to automate routine tasks and increase productivity with Excel and other MS Office applications

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ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2020

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Formats : PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Downlodable)

Pages : 362

ISBN : 9781789616330

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

A comprehensive guide to gaining a 360-degree overview of the VBA programming language and learning how to build your own programs for automating routine tasks

Key Features

  • Extend the capabilities of Excel and other Office applications with the help of Microsoft VBA
  • Take your Excel programming skills to the next level by creating custom applications with dialogue boxes and the range object
  • Automate repetitive and monotonous office work with VBA Excel programming

Book Description

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a programming language developed by Microsoft to automate tasks in MS Office applications. This book will help you to focus on the essential aspects of your role by automating mundane tasks in Excel and other Office applications. With comprehensive coverage of VBA delivered in the form of practice problems and bite-sized recipes, this book will help you to hit the ground running.

Unlike most books that assume prior programming experience, this book starts with the fundamentals and gradually progresses to solving bigger problems.

You’ll start by becoming familiar with VBA so that you can start recording macros right away. With this foundation in place, you’ll advance to using the full capabilities of the language as you apply loops, functions, and custom dialog boxes to design your own automation programs. You'll also get to grips with embedded macros and other advanced tools to enhance productivity and explore topics relating to app performance and security. Throughout this VBA book, you’ll cover multiple practice projects in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint while exploring tips and best practices to hone your skills.

By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to use VBA to create your own programs that control MS Office applications.

What you will learn

  • Understand the VBA programming language’s role in the context of the MS Office suite
  • Discover various aspects of VBA programming such as its terminology, syntax, procedures, functions, and forms
  • Investigate the elements, features, and characteristics of the VBA Editor to write and edit custom scripts
  • Automate Excel sheets with the help of ranges
  • Explore error handling and debugging techniques to catch bugs in your programs
  • Create and use custom dialog boxes to collect data from users
  • Customize and extend Office apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced Excel users, business analysts, finance professionals, and business users looking to boost their productivity by learning VBA programming to automate repetitive, tedious, or complex tasks. No prior programming experience is required to get started with this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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