Mastering Excel Macros

American Management Association

How long?

  • online
  • on demand

American Management Association

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

About the course

Discover How to Automate Repetitive Tasks to Save Time with Your Spreadsheets

Save Time by Automating Repetitive Tasks with Simple-to-Use Macros

Do you find yourself repeating the same click-click-click sequence of keystrokes over and over again when you’re working on spreadsheets?

If you do, you’ve probably also found that using multiple keystrokes opens yourself up to slip-and-click errors that consume even more of your time … or cause embarrassing gotchas!

This interactive 90-minute webinar explores the rationale and techniques for using macros in Excel to eliminate repetitive command sequences, automate your work, and use Excel more efficiently.

A macro is Excel’s automation tool. As you work with this powerful software, you often find yourself performing the same tasks repeatedly. If you regularly update sales figures, plot data on a chart, or apply special formats, you may find yourself repeating the same sequence of commands and actions.

With a macro, you can store these sets of procedures and avoid having to repeat the entire sequence of actions each time you need to perform them. You can also easily activate them with a keystroke combination, a toolbar button, or an on-screen pointer.

The result is that you’ll save a good deal of time and effort and improve accuracy by creating macros.

What You Will Cover

Macros can eliminate some of the drudgery associated with repetitive tasks, as well as open the door to powerful capabilities that you cannot perform with standard Excel techniques.

Join us to discover exactly what macros are and how to put them to work for you right now! You’ll learn the best and fastest ways to create and modify time-saving macros with a minimum of effort, including:

  • Recognizing situations ideal for creating macros
  • How to create a macro by recording, and why this is usually the best way to create a macro
  • Four ways to run a macro: keystroke shortcut, toolbar button, command, or graphic
  • Ways to work with macro code (in the language called Visual Basic), created when you record command sequences
  • How to use the step method to test a macro slowly
  • Understanding when you need to add code to a macro and efficient ways to do it
  • Ways to extend the power of macros to perform tasks you cannot achieve with standard Excel features

By seeing examples of how you can automate repetitive tasks—whether short or long—you'll be able to create tools that you can use to work more efficiently with Excel. Plus, a quick introduction to the world of Visual Basic will give you insight into how this programming feature broadens the scope of Excel usage.

Get the expertise others envy—and bosses clamor for!

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of creating Excel macros to reduce keystrokes when analyzing and manipulating complex data in spreadsheets.

Experts

BJ Wilson

BJ Wilson is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Excel expert with Osprey Productions. He has been helping people learn Microsoft Office for the past 10 years.

Mastering Excel Macros at American Management Association

From  $199

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.