Excel Macros Course Outline
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This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.
Advanced Excel users encounter repetitive tasks such as: reports that need to be produced, data that needs to be updated or tables that need to be formatted on a regular basis. Using “Macros” many of these routine tasks can be automated. Using advanced knowledge of Excel learned in this class they can record the steps or operations that they want to perform, and then press a button to repeat them over and over again (and again).
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This class is for non-programmers.
This course is for individuals who use Excel 2016, 2013 or 2010 frequently and who need to automate routine tasks. Programming experience is not required.
*** NOTE: A More Advanced VBA Programming Version of this Class is also Available ***
Do you need to construct more complex programs and automated Excel procedures? Consider our Excel Programming with VBA course. For details on this alternative format, go to
Excel Programming for VBA
Configuring Excel for Macros
The Developer Tab
Basic Macro Recording
The “Record Macro” Window
Rules for Macro Names
Running a Macro from the Developer Tab
Running a Macro Using a Shortcut Key
Running a Macro from a Button
Running a Macro from a Worksheet Object
Creating Dynamic Macros
Absolute versus Relative References
Effective Range Selection
The Importance of the Cursor’s Position
Handling Empty Cells in a Data Range
Using Functions and Formulas in Macros
Creating dynamic formulas
Using Data Tables
Deleting Empty Rows at the End of a Worksheet
Functions with Dynamic Ranges
Working with Files
The Personal Macro Workbook
Writing Macros that Work on Variable File Names
Importing a Text File
Macros for Data Entry
Creating a worksheet to use as a Data Entry Form
Creating a macro to add the data to a table
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