Microsoft Excel is our go-to when creating long spreadsheets for work or smaller ones to track our data. It has let us bid farewell to piles of paper documents. We can create accessible documents in Excel. However, some tasks can be repetitive in Excel. For example, If you have to format a report. The task of changing fonts and adjusting cells can seem arduous and may take up a chunk of your time. It is when we can create macros to save up on our time and resources.
Macro is an action or set of activities that enable you to run it on any cell to do the same number of functions that you did manually. It is one of the perks of technological progress. All you have to do is to record the functions and create a macro to automate the tasks.
Following is a step-by-step process to create macros in Excel.
This tab enables users to create macros, design forms, VBA applications, and so much more in Excel.
Make Sure that the Relative Reference is Turned On.You can find it under the File tab. The relative reference enables a cell to change its formula when copied elsewhere. It is essential to turn this feature on when recording macros.
In the Code group of the Developer Tab, click Record Macro. It appears on the left side of the status bar.
After naming the Macro, enter a Shortcut Key, a Description, and then Click OK to record the Macro. Refer to the Macro name box, Shortcut Key, and the Description box, respectively. To do so, refer to the following steps mentioned below:
After having started recording, perform the functions you wish to automate, like filling down a column of data.
On the Developer Tab, click on Stop Recording to the left side of the Status Bar once you are done.
Click on Macros on the Code group of Developer tab, select the Specific macro, and click Edit. It enables the Visual Basic Editor. You can make changes to the code, close the Editor and rerun your macro. You will get the desired results.
Following are some additional information concerning using macros in Excel.
A macro (short for macro-instruction) makes the job of the user easy by enhancing work speed. It allows us to display output for more comprehensive data without spending a lot of time typing the same functions. It reduces the length of the program and gets the job done with just simple keystrokes. Excel is an excellent solution to record statistics via these simple functions or charts or Pivot Tables.
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