Absolute Beginner's Guide VBA : 9780789730763

Absolute Beginner's Guide VBA

McFedries Paul
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780789730763
ISBN 10
 
0789730766
Published
 
09/03/2004
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
384
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$33.99
 
 
 
Description

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a set of tools based on the Visual Basic language. The great thing about using it to enhance Office applications is that it's easier to learn than Visual Basic and it comes with your Office license. After reading this book, the reader will be proficient in the VBA language and will have extensive knowledge of the Office 2003 Object Model. This book will cover all features of the VBA editor and show how to program some of the more useful new features in the Office 2003 applications.

This book assumes no prior programming experience, so even programming novices can get up to speed quickly on the basics of the VBA language. It is very practical and offers the reader tested programs and projects that he or she can implement right away. This book reinforces the reader's learning by presenting useful, end-of-chapter pedagogical resources, including question-and-answer sessions and quizzes, as well as practical exercises that cement and extend the reader's knowledge. It explorers not only the object models of Word and Excel, but also other members of the Office 2003 suite, including PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Table of contents
  • Introduction.
  • I. GETTING STARTED WITH VBA.
  • 1. Recording Your First Macro.
  • 2. Writing Your Own Macros.
  • 3. Understanding Program Variables.
  • 4. Building VBA Expressions.
  • 5. Working with Objects.
  • 6. Controlling Your VBA Code.
  • II. PUTTING VBA TO WORK.
  • 7. Programming Word.
  • 8. Programming Excel.
  • 9. Programming PowerPoint.
  • 10. Programming Access Databases.
  • 11. Programming Outlook Email.
  • III. GETTING THE MOST OUT OF VBA.
  • 12. Interacting with the User.
  • 13. Creating Custom VBA Dialog Boxes.
  • 14. Creating Custom Menus and Toolbars.
  • 15. Debugging VBA Procedures.
  • IV. APPENDIXES.
  • Appendix A. VBA Statements.
  • Appendix B. VBA Functions.

Author biography

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, spreadsheet developer, and Web site developer. Paul has written more than 40 books that have sold nearly three million copies worldwide. These books include Access 2003 Forms, Reports, and Queries, Formulas and FUnctions with Microsoft Excel 2003, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows XP.