Creating a Microsoft Excel Macro

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Creating a Microsoft Excel Macro

  1. 1. Creating a Microsoft 2010 Excel Macro Lauraly DuBois EDU 656 Technology Solutions for JIT Training & Learning Dr. Alicia Holland-Johnson
  2. 2. What is a macro • A macro is a set of recorded instructions that may be repeated using shortcut keys.
  3. 3. Why use a macro • I use macros to quickly repeat keystrokes that could take more time than I care to use to complete a task.
  4. 4. Step 1: Create the Macro Click on the Developer Category to reveal the Record Macro option
  5. 5. Step 2: Choose the macro type Click on the ‘Use Relative References’ option
  6. 6. Step 3: Name & shortcut key Type the name of the macro and assign a letter as the shortcut key
  7. 7. Step 4: Start Recording Macro Click on the Record Macro option
  8. 8. Step 5: Record keystrokes Now make the exact steps you want recorded in the macro In this example, we will start in B1, copy B1 & C1 Then move down to B2 and paste to B2 & B2
  9. 9. Step 6: Stop Recording Click on the ‘Stop Recording’ button
  10. 10. Step 7: Use Macro Remember that you assigned the Ctrl + d buttons to this macro? Place your cursor in the cell B2 Now press both the Ctrl and d keys on the keyboard at the same time Notice the 2nd row is copied down to the 3rd row Before After

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