Enhance productivity in any Office application with zero programming experience Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 helps you extend the capabilities of the entire Office suite using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Even if you have no programming experience, you'll be automating routine computing processes quickly using the simple, yet powerful VBA programming language. Clear, systematic tutorials walk beginners through the basics, while intermediate and advanced content guides more experienced users toward efficient solutions. This comprehensive guide starts at the beginning to get you acquainted with VBA so you can start recording macros right away. You'll then build upon that foundation to utilize the full capabilities of the language as you use loops and functions, message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes to design your own Office automation program. Add-ins, embedded macros, content controls, and more give you advanced tools to enhance productivity, and all instruction is backed by real-world practice projects in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Productivity is the name of the game, and automating certain computing tasks is an easy solution with significant impact for any business. This book shows you how, with step-by-step guidance and expert insight.
Expand Office 2016 functionality with macros Learn how to work with VBA and the entire Office suite Create effective code, even with no programing experience Understand ActiveX, XML-based files, the developer tab, and more VBA is designed to be understandable and accessible to beginners, but powerful enough to create specialized business applications. If you're ready to begin exploring the possibilities, Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 gets you started right away.
Table of contents
Part 1: Recording Macros and Getting Started with VBA Chapter 1: Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor Chapter 3: Editing Recorded Macros Chapter 4: Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor Part 2: Learning How to Work with VBA Chapter 5: Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax Chapter 6: Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations Chapter 7: Using Array Variables Chapter 8: Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need Part 3: Making Decisions and Using Loops and Functions Chapter 9: Using Built-In Functions Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Functions Chapter 11: Making Decisions in Your Code Chapter 12: Using Loops to Repeat Actions Part 4: Using Message Boxes, Input Boxes, and Dialog Boxes Chapter 13: Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes Chapter 14: Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes Chapter 15: Creating Complex Forms Part 5: Creating Effective Code Chapter 16: Building Modular Code and Using Classes Chapter 17: Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors Chapter 18: Building Well-Behaved Code Chapter 19: Exploring VBA's Security Features Part 6: Programming the Office Applications Chapter 20: Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects Chapter 21: Working with Widely Used Objects in Word Chapter 22: Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects Chapter 23: Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel Chapter 24: Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects Chapter 25: Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows Chapter 26: Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects Chapter 27: Working with Events in Outlook Chapter 28: Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects Chapter 29: Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA Chapter 30: Accessing One Application from Another Application Chapter 31: Programming the Office 2016 Ribbon Appendix: The Bottom Line
About The Author
Richard Mansfield is a best-selling author and a widely recognized expert on computer programming. He has authored or co-authored 46 books, including Programming: A Beginner's Guide, and the best-sellers Machine Language for Beginners, and The Visual Guide to Visual Basic. Overall, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 12 languages.