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Introduction to Excel Macros Part 1 (Not Available)

Author: David H. Ringstrom

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

In this session first part of a two part series, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will introduce you to the concept of macros in Excel, which are a means of automating repetitive tasks.

He'll also show how to fix an annoying Excel problem that can only be fixed by way of a macro. Much of Part 1 of this series focuses on mastering Excel's Macro Recorder, while Part 2 gives you some hands on experience with editing and writing programming code in Excel.

Publication Date: August 2013

You can view the on-demand webinar at your own pace (using fast forward and rewind controls). In addition, supporting materials are available for download. You can view the program at any time and as often as you like. You have access to the recording for one year from date of purchase.

Designed For
Practitioners who may benefit from working more effectively in Excel.

Topics Covered

  • Learn what a macro is in Excel, along with the risks and benefits.
  • Use a two-word macro to fix an annoying problem in Excel where the used range of Excel expands beyond your actual work area.
  • Learn the risks and frustrations of using merged cells in Excel worksheets.
  • Discover an alternative to merged cells in Excel, which you can in turn automate with a macro.
  • See how to use Excel's Macro Recorder to create simple macros without any programming knowledge required.
  • Learn how to add clickable icons for macros that you record on to Excel's Quick Access toolbar.
  • Discover how to use Excel's Personal Macro Workbook.
  • Enable a hidden button on Excel's Status Bar that makes it much easier to record macros.
  • Learn how to play back macros that you've recorded so as to automate repetitive or tedious tasks.
  • Quickly clean-up accounting data by way of Excel's Text to Columns feature.
  • Learn the nuances of Macro-Enabled workbooks in Excel 2007 and later.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how to access the features in Excel's Macro Recorder
  • Identify short-cut keys that can be assigned to a macro



Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge and Applications (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
A basic understanding of Excel

Advance Preparation

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