Excel Macro – Make Your Complex Tasks Automated
The Excel Macro…What is that?A macro is a series of commands and functions that can be run whenever you need to perform the task. Macros can automate complex tasks and reduce the number of steps required to complete tasks that you perform frequently. The easiest way to create an Excel macro is to have Excel records the actions and then store these actions as a macro. Macros can be played back or modified at any time.
To record a macroFrom the Tools menu, point to Macro and click on Record New Macro.From the Record Macro dialog box displayed, enter a name for the macro in the Macro name: text box.
The default description is displayed in the Description: text box, and contains the date and user name. If required, change it.
To begin recording, click OK.
Perform the actions you want the macro to record. Actions can be any combinations of Excel commands.
To stop recording, from the Tools menu, point to Macro and click on Stop Recording.
To assign a shortcut key to the macro
From the Tools menu, point to Macro and click on Macros.
From the Macro dialog box displayed, select the macro name (if recorded before) to which you want to assign a shortcut key.
Click the Options button to display the Macro Options dialog box. Type a letter into the Ctrl+ text box. This combination key will be used to invoke the macro. Click OK to return to the Macro dialog box.Click on the Cancel button to close.
To run a macro using the Tools Macro commandFrom the Tools menu, point to Macro and click on Macros.From the Macro dialog box displayed, click on the name of the macro you wish to run in the Macro name: list box.Click the Run button.Note: If you wish to edit or delete a macro, just click on the particular button.
To run a macro using the assigned shortcut keyPress Ctrl+?, with ? is the letter which you assigned.
To create a button and assign an Excel macro to itIf the Forms toolbar is not display, right click on any toolbar that is visible and from the pop-up menu that is displayed select Forms.To create a button, click the Button icon on the Forms toolbar.
Then, click and drag the mouse to the intended button size.When release the mouse button, the Assign Macro dialog box will be displayed.
Click on the Record button and the Record Macro dialog box will be displayed.Enter a name for the macro in the Macro name: text box.Click on the OK button.Record your macro in the normal way, and click on the button and select Edit Text from the pop-up menu.To run the macro, simply click on the button.
To change a button nameDouble click on the button to highlight the button name.Type in a new name and click on any worksheet cell to deselect the button.
To delete a buttonClick on button and press the Delete key.
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