Now I'm Stopped At XLStart

dpeattie

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Hi again, folks...

Now I'm at the point where I want to start recording Macros in Excel, but I want to have the Macros available to me in all my Excel files...not just the one I'm currently in when I create them.

From the tutorial, it looks like what's hanging me up is that the Macro needs to be saved in the Personal Macro Workbook that is a part of XLStart. So....how do I get to this XLStart file? And how do I save the Macro into there once I'm there?

Thanks again,

David Peattie
 

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VoG

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XLStart is saved in your default location. In Excel, Tools/options, General tab, Default File Location
 

dpeattie

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Okay, I tried what Vog said. I went to Tools, Options, General tab, Default File Location. But in that field, it just says "C://My Documents" and doesn't say anything about XLStart. I tried typing that name into the field, but that didn't work either.
Does that mean I don't have the right software loaded? Or is there something else I'm missing?

David
 

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ThePencilQueen

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You can force your computer to create xlstart by creating a user defined custom chart, once its created it will save the user defined chart in xlstart as one of the sheets.
You can then fiddle about with xlstart to get the layout/formats you want.
 

JayMenon

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Hi !

XLStart is normally created when you install MS Office. You can create this folder yourself if required and use Tools|Options and key in the folder name full path under "At startup, open all files in "

If you need your macros to be available to all workbooks, they need to be stored in a file called personal.xls (hidden normally)

Trust this clarifies !!

Best Regards
 

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