Useful Excel and VBA References

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I thought this might be a useful idea to compile a list of references for members who need guidance with Excel or VBA, like putting macros into Excel modules, or for those times where a member requests for reference material like online tutorials or books about Excel or VBA. The following post contains references to various links and favourite locations for these topics. Included are other topics like where to find the offline VBA Helpfiles, writing VBA functions, creating Custom User Forms, using VBA to manipulate the VBA Editor, great Add-In's and of course our very own Random Data Generator :grin: (...had to squeeze that in here!!!).

Quick Reference: How to integrate macros into Excel

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Standard Macro
Copy the code in the post
Open Excel and the workbook that requires the code
Press ALT+F11
From the Insert Menu of the VBA window, select Module
Paste the code onto this new module
Close the VBA window
In Excel, press ALT+F8
Select the macro you pasted from the list
Click Run

For a more detailed process (with screen shots) to integrate you macro, see this page.
Or see step by steps at Contextures: Excel VBA -- http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sheet/Workbook Event Macro
Copy the code in the post
Open Excel and the workbook that requires the code
Right click on the sheet tab on which the macro should run
Select View Code
Paste the macro on the module that appears on the right
(For a Workbook Event Macro – Double click on This Workbook in the projects window and paste code on this)
Close the VBA window
The macro will now run in the sheet based on the trigger event

For a more detailed process (with screen shots) to integrate you macro, see this page.
Or see step by steps at Contextures: Excel VBA -- http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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VBA Online Tutorials (FREE)
There are good books that you can purchase, but there is a wealth of free tutorials on the web that can give you a good introduction into VBA. If you work through some of these tutorials and put into practice what you learn, you will very quickly get the just of coding in Excel. It's really just a matter of "playing" with the code, recording macros and learning of the objects and hierarchies and exercise.

Start with these online tutorials:
-- http://www.homeandlearn.org/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-- http://excelvbatutor.com/vba_tutorial.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-- http://www.excel-easy.com/vba.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-- http://www.excel-vba.com/excel-vba-contents.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-- http://www.excel-pratique.com/en/vba.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
-- http://www.anthony-vba.kefra.com/vba/vbabasic1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

VBA Books
You cannot go wrong with John Walkenbach's books. They are very good, and there is a wide selection from intro's to Excel and VBA to high end programming in VBA, tips and tricks books, the Excel Bible, Excel for Dummies and books focusing only on formulas. I'd definitely start there if you want an actual "hand held" book. See this page for a listing of his books, and here on his website...

Excel Online Tutorials (FREE) and YouTube Videos
See: Microsoft's Official Excel Online Training Site
and: Learn Excel Without Spending a Penny: 40 Free Excel Tutorials & Reference Sites
and: Free Online Education: Word & Excel Training
and: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and: Excel Exposure
and: Wise Owl VBA Tutorial Videos

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Additional Resources

Offline help for VBA in the Office 2013 applications.
Download: Download Office 2013 VBA Documentation.

What is a Visual Basic Module?
http://www.emagenit.com/VBA%20Folder...vba_module.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Writing VBA Function in Excel
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...117011033.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.exceltip.com/st/Writing_Y...Excel/631.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User Form Creation
http://www.contextures.com/xlUserForm01.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Programming The VBA Editor - Created by Chip Pearson at Pearson Software Consulting LLC
This page describes how to write code that modifies or reads other VBA code.
http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/vbe.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Excel 4 Macro Help in .CHM Format
File and quoted description below supplied by our very own AlanMiller
There is occasionally a reference made to Excel 4 macros. The old help file for these is in the Windows .HLP format, which requires a special viewer on modern Windows versions. The link below contains my own attempt at converting this to a .CHM file. While I think all the contents translated across, some organization features are lost. If there is a demand, I can redo it more thoroughly.
Download the file here.

Useful VBA Add-Ins
MZTools 3.0 (VBA Enhancer): http://www.mztools.com/v3/mztools3.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Rob Bovey's VBA Code Cleaner: http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/CodeCleaner.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Smart Indenter (Auto Indent Code Blocks): http://www.oaltd.co.uk/indenter/indentpage.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Useful Excel Add-Ins
Name Manager by Jan Karel Pieterse: http://www.jkp-ads.com/officemarketplacenm-en.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
XY Chart Labeler by Rob Bovey: http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Filter Highlighter by Rory: HiLite Filter
Generate Random Test Data: Eileen’s Random Data Generator
ASAP Utilities for Excel: http://www.asap-utilities.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Many Thanks Rudi.

I am really impressed and get interested by you and Hans Knowledge.
I already refer few sites, you people guided.
This adds my list of reference pages and we are very thankful for what you are doing to us.
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Great Stuff, Rudi.
Well done and a very useful set of links as well. :clapping:
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TX guys....
The idea was to prevent the need to backtrack through older posts or the search feature to find previous references to these common type questions. Now it is very simple to just point a member to this post or reference it quickly for them to peruse....
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Rudi,

Excellent list! Can this be added to the "Global Announcements" pane of the portal?

I'd suggest considering the following additions:

Charting Examples:
http://www.andypope.info/charts.htm Andy Pope's Excel Charting techniques, solutions and examples

Examples and snippets of VBA code:
http://dailydoseofexcel.com/ Daily Dose of Excel
http://www.jpsoftwaretech.com/excel-vba/ JP Technologies

Templates, examples, free and paid:
http://www.ozgrid.com/ MICROSOFT EXCEL SITE BY OZGRID
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Ulp! Almost overlooked another excellent charting resource:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/ChartIndex.html Jon's Excel Charts and Tutorials - Index
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Hi PJ

The post is a sticky, so it will be easily available for reference in the future.

Thanks for the additional links. The initial post focuses on tutorials for VBA specifically (though a few Excel tutorials are also mentioned). I did add some additional reference links pointing to add-ins and the like since these came up in initial searches when compiling the links. I know I missed out on probably MANY other excellent web sites and material that I could have added...but the idea was just for a basic list that we could refer members to if they inquired about training material or tutorials in VBA or Excel.

You (and anyone else) are welcome to add further references to your favourite sites. Please fell free to since this is an open thread. Anyone looking for good books, tutorials or references will be able to peruse the links uploaded and get some great material to educate themselves.

TX again for those additional links. Some excellent sites for sure. :smile:
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Excellent links you provided!

:thankyou: :cheers:

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Good job Rudi, thanks for posting this.

A couple of references that I have very useful deal with:

Excel Index and Match Functions
and
Excel INDIRECT Function

For some reason, I have a hard time really understanding and using these functions so it helps to have a ready reference.
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Thanks for the comments and additional links Don and Chuck.
Appreciate the contributions.
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I like the list of links provided. Some I use often. I hope you don't mind if I add one
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John Walkenbach has done some great stuff. Over the years I have learned more from John and Jan Karel Pieterse than anyone. I have learned from others, but those are the two big ones for me.

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Yes, I've learnt a lot from both of them too! :thumbup:
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Rudi,many thanks for the great knowledge sharing with us.It will be work as a master knowledge for me.Definitely, we will learn more and more concept,perhaps we are unknown.Excellent Rudi.

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TX for your kind words Pradeep. :smile:
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I found Excel Macro Mastery The Missing VBA Handbook here at http://excelmacromastery.com/Blog/index.php/products/. It's going to be very useful to me I know that so I've pinned the tab to Mozilla Firefox.
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OMG!!!!

Rudi!!!

This is genius!!!

Thank You!!!!

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It turned out to be a useful post, at least for myself!!!! :grin:
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Personally I think he's a maverick and not a good one ... sorry SNB... because of the totally minimalist approach... but that's another story.... But SNBs site is actually worth a look.

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I am aware of that site TX, but its not for a novice, hence not listed above.
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WOW, Rudi and the people who have added more!!! What a TREASURE CHEST! I CAN'T WAIT (but will have to, lol) to find the random moments to dip into it from time to time to time to time! THANK YOU! :clapping: :cheers: :chocciebar: :thankyou: