VBA can supercharge Excel, saving you time and money
Pro VBA: The REAL programming power behind Excel
For many programming scenarios, Excel delivers in a fraction of the time and at a much lower cost than any other method.
A Small List of What VBA is VERY, very Good At:
- Inserting a text string into an Excel spreadsheet
If you frequently enter your company name into a worksheet or type the same list over and over again, you could create a macro function that will do all of this typing for you-and take it as far as you like!
2. Automating repetitive or frequently performed tasks
If you generate a similar report over and over again (such as your end-of-month data), you could automate a large part of the process and free up your time to do something more interesting or profitable instead!
3. Analyse Data FAST
Pivot tables, Data Models, Formulas and Functions: Use VBA to push your productivity to the next level, then display and present your results, in a stunning new dashboard report.
Just press the button…
4. Creating custom Excel add-ins
You already know about the add-ins that come included with Excel, such as the Analysis ToolPak, and various statistical packages-but did you know you can write your own bespoke-purpose add-ins too?
5. Making Excel simpler to use
Lots of people don’t really understand-or want to understand-computing. If this sounds like you, Excel VBA can do lots of things that make your job easier. How about a fool-proof data entry template that saves you from having to do mundane work-with data verification incorporated, to stamp out any errors that may occur!
6. Developing new worksheet functions
We have the technology and know-how to create the worksheet cell functions that you want.
7. Create a custom tool bar or button
Excel tool bars can be customized with your own buttons, to execute specified applications. A great time saver!
8. Creating complete, macro-driven applications
VBA can drive a wide range of large-scale applications, such as multiple complex calculations computed on many rows of input data. Plus, custom dialogue boxes can display on-screen help, and lots of other snazzy stuff too!
9. Creating complete, macro-driven applications
Excel is designed to work in tandem with a wide range of other applications through Excel VBA. Any software code that supports VBA automation can be integrated with any other VBA-supported code, allowing VBA to unify all of your programs into one single solution.
Excel then acts as the engine, driving powerful, multi-platform solutions.
Some of the most popular software combinations include Microsoft Office, MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. Some other VBA-supported software suites include AutoCAD, ArcGIS, SolidWorks, CATIA, CorelDraw and WordPerfect.
The combined power of all of these software packages-and many more-enables you to envision and action a plethora of bespoke applications and solutions.
For example, The Publisher and CorelDraw suite of programs can both work in tandem with Excel, allowing you to automate much of your visual marketing endeavours and enabling them to become database-driven.
This can be used to action automated photo and image processing, and allows for pixel-perfect resizing-plus, you can add splashes, copyright notations and other predetermined enhancements as per your database instructions.
The descriptions, prices and availability outlined in brochures and business literature can all be set and edited using VBA-and if a value changes in the database, then the change is automatically reflected across the board.
Automation of this type illustrates just as small part of VBA’s potential. Automated checks, balances and controls deliver unprecedented, enhanced value, as well as saving time.
Contact ExcelFrome now, to find out how VBA can get Excel to do more of your work for you.
Some Common Questions Our Customers Ask About VBA for Excel:
Essentially yes. Macros in Excel are written in VBA. VBA is a language, its short for Visual Basic For Applications
If Excel can do it, then VBA can do it.
The idea is, that we can press buttons and stuff in Excel – but those button presses can actually be recorded and played back.
Recording and playing back something takes much less time…
Almost certainly. It’s a very rare occasion that we can’t make someones life easier…