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Part VII: Programming Excel > Understanding VBA Macros

Chapter 28. Understanding VBA Macros

by Bill Ray

  • What is a macro?

    Excel 97 contains the powerful VBA programming language, which is used to create and run macros. Macros provide timesaving shortcuts for many everyday activities.

  • Record and play back macros

    By recording macros, you can take advantage of the automation of VBA without learning to program. Later, you can edit your recorded macros to add features and improve performance.

  • Assign shortcut keys and toolbar buttons

    By defining shortcut keys and customizing your toolbars, you will be able to run you macros quickly, at any time.

  • How macros are stored

    Because macros are stored in your workbooks, you can easily distribute your macros with any spreadsheet application.


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