Chapter 29: Frequently Asked Questions about Excel Programming
In This Chapter
• Understanding Excel quirks
• Exploring FAQs about Excel programming
• Getting VBE help
Getting the Scoop on FAQs
People tend to ask the same questions about Excel programming (and related topics), so I put together a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Although this FAQ list won't answer all your questions, it covers many common questions and might set you straight about a thing or two.
I organized this list of questions by assigning each question to one of these categories:
• General Excel questions
• Visual Basic Editor (VBE)
• Sub procedures
• Function procedures
• Objects, properties, methods, and events
• Security-related issues
• Excel user interface modification
In some cases, my classifications are arbitrary; a question could justifiably be assigned to other categories. Moreover, questions within each category are listed in no particular order.
By the way, most of the information in this chapter is discussed in greater detail in other chapters in this book.
General Excel Questions
How do I record a macro?
Click the little square icon in the left side of the status bar, at the bottom of Excel's window.
How do I run a macro?
Choose View⇒Macros⇒Macros (or press Alt+F8). Or choose Developer⇒Code⇒Macros. The Macros dialog box will display a list of all available macros.
What do I do if I don't have a Developer tab?
Right-click anywhere in the Ribbon and choose Customize ...