Chapter 10: Charming Charts and Gorgeous Graphics. In other words, you must use two statements rather than just one: one to activate the sheet and another to select the range. You must insert this statement before the first Sub or Function statement in a module. Or, you can click the small red dot in the left side of the status bar. Code windows are much like workbook windows in Excel. That means you need to make a small change so Excel will display a new tab at the top of the screen: Developer. Static variables, module level variables, and global public variables all retain their values in between runs of your code.
Hot key combos that use the Ctrl key are of an older vintage and work a little bit differently. When the procedure ends, the variable no longer exists it goes to the big bit bucket in the sky , and Excel frees up its memory. Notice that this NewSub procedure simply executes the CubeRoot procedure. Delete xlToLeft The Delete method uses an argument that indicates how Excel should shift the remaining cells. Each of these objects can contain other objects. So here are the icons you encounter in your travels from front cover to back cover: When you see this icon, the code being discussed is available on the Web. Make sure the Store Macro In setting is This Workbook.
Excel itself is an object called Application. Select the Sub procedure name from the list box. Select the macro in the list in this case, Gridlines. It provides quick, easy-to-find answers that can save you time and hassle every day. In other words, Excel evaluates each statement and does what you told it to do. Excel displays its Record Macro dialog box.
This chapter is written both for those of you for whom Excel is a completely new experience and those of you who have had some experience with the old pull-down menu and multi-toolbar Excel interface who are now faced with the seemingly daunting task of getting comfortable with a whole new user experience. If you know the old Excel shortcut keys from versions Excel 97 through 2003, you can still use them. Microsoft outdid its corporate self with this version. Here, Excel shows all the buttons currently added to the Quick Access toolbar with the order in which they appear from left to right on. You assign a value to a variable by using the equal sign operator.
That value is assigned to the Ans variable. Click the Button tool in the Forms group. Your one-stop guide to great-looking spreadsheets that actually mean something Create colorful spreadsheets and charts, use Live Preview, and maximize everything Excel 2007 has to offer! Or, click the Stop Recording button in the status bar the blue square. When you first press and release the Alt key, Excel displays the hot keys for all the tabs on the Ribbon. They cover all of the aspects of an area at once which creats a serious load for the beginer. Keep in mind that the Option Explicit statement applies only to the module in which it resides.
This book looks at the top 150, so you can find out which ones will make your life easier. You can think of a project as a collection of objects arranged as an outline. A method is an action Excel performs with an object. The HasFormula property The HasFormula property which is read-only returns True if the single-cellrange contains a formula. Offset 0, 0 The Offset method is most useful when you use variables rather than actual values for the arguments.
The examples that follow are typically statements rather than complete procedures. Depends on how you set things up when you record the macro. Therefore, any statement that uses a worksheet function must use the Application. A handy reference book, it features a quick overview of the basics, an alphabetical listing of the menu commands, a Dummies guide to 1-2-3 SmartIcons, and a great index to find everything else in the book. Or, you can doubleclick the items to expand and contract them.
To return to Excel, press Alt+F11 again. Double-click items to expand or contract them. Well, have no fear-- Excel 2007 for Dummies is here! It assumes that the NumElements variable contains a value, which your code calculated. Over the years, Microsoft has become increasingly concerned about security issues. Then when testing is completed, convert the comments back to statements. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding worksheet data to an existing web page, and so much more. If you do want to export the module, see the next section.