Make macro available in other workbooks

yorkshirelad

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Hi this is probably a simple question but its driving me nuts.

I have recorded a macro that works fine in the saved file but I need it to be available for new workbooks.

The macro removes redundant rows and columns from data saved from a browser. As the data is exported using a right click option (export to Microsoft Excel) I can't select a particular Excel file, it automatically selects a new workbook.

Many thanks

Yorkshirelad
 

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Richard Schollar

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Hi

Saving the code down to your Personal macro Workbook would then allow you to use it with other workbooks. If you have never created a Personal Macro Workbook before, then go Tools>Macro>Record New macro. In the dialog that opens, select Store Macro In: Personal Macro Workbook. Click OK and immediately click Stop Recording.

This will create your PMW. Open up the VBE (Alt+F11) and you should see it listed in the top left projects Window. Open up the module within it and copy your code that you want to run into the PMW's code module. Save the PMW down by clicking the Save icon in the VBE.

Now you should be able to run the macro via Tools>Macro>Macros and choose to list the macros in your Personal.xls (which is what your Personal Macro Workbook is actually called). It is saved down to your XLSTART folder and opens up automatically when Excel is started. You don't see it as it is saved in a hidden state.


Note you may need to amend your current macro code to ensure it works on the Activeworkbook rather than one with a specific name. If this is the case, please post back with your current code.
 

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