Save time and be more productive with this helpful guide to Excel macros!
While most books about Excel macros offer only minor examples, usually aimed at illustrating a particular topic, this invaluable resource provides you with the tools needed to efficiently and effectively program Excel macros immediately. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create VBA macros and explain how to customize your applications to look and work exactly as you want them to. By the end of the book, you will understand how each featured macro works, be able to reuse the macros included in the book and online, and modify the macro for personal use.
- Shows you how to solve common problems with the featured macros, even if you lack extensive programming knowledge
- Outlines a problem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excel macro, as well as the downloadable code, to solve the problem
- Provides an explanation of how each macro works and where to use the macro
With 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Macros, Microsoft MVP Michael Alexander helps you save time, automate tasks, and ultimately be more productive.
Table of contents
PART I: Getting Started with Excel Macros PART II: Working with Workbooks Macro 1: Creating a New Workbook from Scratch Macro 2: Saving a Workbook When a Particular Cell Is Changed Macro 3: Saving a Workbook Before Closing Macro 4: Protect a Worksheet on Workbook Close Macro 5: Unprotect a Worksheet on Workbook Open Macro 6: Open a Workbook to a Specific Tab Macro 7: Opening a Specific Workbook Defined by the User Macro 8: Determine Whether a Workbook Is Already Open Macro 9: Determine Whether a Workbook Exists in a Directory Macro 10: Refresh All Data Connections in Workbook on Open Macro 11: Close All Workbooks at Once Macro 12: Open All Workbooks in a Directory Macro 13: Print All Workbooks in a Directory Macro 14: Preventing the Workbook from Closing Until a Cell Is Populated Macro 15: Create a Backup of a Current Workbook with Today’s Date PART III: Automating Worksheet Tasks with Macros Macro 16: Add and Name a New Worksheet Macro 17: Delete All but the Active Worksheet Macro 18: Hide All but the Active Worksheet Macro 19: Unhide All Worksheets in a Workbook Macro 20: Moving Worksheets Around Macro 21: Sort Worksheets by Name Macro 22: Group Worksheets by Color Macro 23: Copy a Worksheet to a New Workbook Macro 24: Create a New Workbook for Each Worksheet Macro 25: Print Specified Worksheets Macro 26: Protect All Worksheets Macro 27: Unprotect All Worksheets Macro 28: Create a Table of Contents for Your Worksheets Macro 29: Zooming In and Out of a Worksheet with Double-Click Macro 30: Highlight the Active Row and Column PART IV: Selecting and Modifying Ranges Macro 31: Selecting and Formatting a Range Macro 32: Creating and Selecting Named Ranges Macro 33: Enumerating Through a Range of Cells Macro 34: Select and Format All Named Ranges Macro 35: Inserting Blank Rows in a Range Macro 36: Unhide All Rows and Columns Macro 37: Deleting Blank Rows Macro 38: Deleting Blank Columns Macro 39: Select and Format All Formulas in a Workbook Macro 40: Find and Select the First Blank Row or Column Macro 41: Apply Alternate Color Banding Macro 42: Sort a Range on Double-Click Macro 43: Limit Range Movement to a Particular Area Macro 44: Dynamically Set the Print Area of a Worksheet PART V: Working with Data Macro 45: Copy and Paste a Range Macro 46: Convert All Formulas in a Range to Values Macro 47: Perform the Text to Columns Command on All Columns Macro 48: Convert Trailing Minus Signs Macro 49: Trim Spaces from All Cells in a Range Macro 50: Truncate ZIP Codes to the Left Five Macro 51: Padding Cells with Zeros Macro 52: Replace Blanks Cells with a Value Macro 53: Append Text to the Left or Right of Your Cells Macro 54: Create a Super Data Cleanup Macro Macro 55: Clean Up Non-Printing Characters Macro 56: Highlight Duplicates in a Range of Data Macro 57: Hide All Rows but Those Containing Duplicate Data Macro 58: Selectively Hide AutoFilter Drop-down Arrows Macro 59: Copy Filtered Rows to a New Workbook Macro 60: Create a New Sheet for Each Item in an AutoFilter Macro 61: Show Filtered Columns in the Status Bar PART VI: Working with PivotTables Macro 62: Create a Backwards-Compatible PivotTable Macro 63: Refresh All PivotTables Workbook Macro 64: Create a Pivot Table Inventory Summary Macro 65: Make All PivotTables Use the Same Pivot Cache Macro 66: Hide All Subtotals in a PivotTable Macro 67: Adjust All Pivot Data Field Titles Macro 68: Set All Data Items to Sum Macro 69: Apply Number Formatting for All Data Items Macro 70: Sort All Fields in Alphabetical Order Macro 71: Apply Custom Sort to Data Items Macro 72: Apply PivotTable Restrictions Macro 73: Apply Pivot Field Restrictions Macro 74: Automatically Delete Pivot Table Drill-Down Sheets Macro 75: Print Pivot Table for Each Report Filter Item Macro 76: Create New Workbook for Each Report Filter Item Macro 77: Transpose Entire Data Range with a PivotTable PART VII: Manipulating Charts with Macros Macro 78: Resize All Charts on a Worksheet Macro 79: Align a Chart to a Specific Range Macro 80: Create a Set of Disconnected Charts Macro 81: Print All Charts on a Worksheet Macro 82: Label First and Last Chart Points Macro 83: Color Chart Series to Match Source Cell Colors Macro 84: Color Chart Data Points to Match Source Cell Colors PART VIII: E-Mailing from Excel Macro 85: Mailing the Active Workbook as an Attachment Macro 86: Mailing a Specific Range as Attachment Macro 87: Mailing a Single Sheet as an Attachment Macro 88: Send Mail with a Link to Our Workbook Macro 89: Mailing All E-Mail Addresses in Our Contact List Macro 90: Saving All Attachments to a Folder Macro 91: Saving Certain Attachments to a Folder PART IX: Integrating Excel and Other Office Applications Macro 92: Running an Access Query from Excel Macro 93: Running an Access Macro from Excel Macro 94: Opening an Access Report from Excel Macro 95: Opening an Access Form from Excel Macro 96: Compacting an Access Database from Excel Macro 97: Sending Excel Data to a Word Document Macro 98: Simulating Mail Merge with a Word Document Macro 99: Sending Excel Data to a PowerPoint Presentation Macro 100: Sending All Excel Charts to a PowerPoint Presentation Macro 101: Convert a Workbook into a PowerPoint Presentation
About The Author
John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, is arguably the world's foremost authority on Microsoft Excel. His fifty-plus Excel books include Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA, Excel 2013 Formulas, and the bestselling Excel 2013 Bible, all published by Wiley. He has also written hundreds of articles and software reviews, and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak add-in for Excel.
John lives in Tucson, Arizona. He also plays the banjo - but don't let that prevent you from buying his books.
Mike Alexander is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and author of several books on advanced business analysis with Microsoft Access and Excel. He has more than 16 years’ experience consulting and developing Office solutions. Mike has been named a Microsoft MVP for his ongoing contributions to the Excel community. You can visit Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he regularly shares Excel and Access tips and techniques.