Recording Macros Question


New Member
Sep 25, 2009

I am an absolute beginner and am following a book to learn VBA. I was wondering if someone could please explain to me the difference between ABSOLUTE REFERENCE MACRO RECORDING AND RELATIVE REFERENCE MACRO RECORDING. I tried doing both things but did not understand the difference.

Your help will be appreciated!!



Well-known Member
Jun 23, 2006
Absolute reference will record everything exactly as you do it, so if you click cell A1 it will record cell A1. So if you click in cell C3 and fire the macro you will go to A1

Relative reference will use your motions in a sheet depending on where you are and where you move so if you are in B2 and you select A1 it will record 1 move up and 1 move left. This means that if you are in cell C3 and you fire the macro again it will take you to B2.

There's probably more but thats the basic nuts and bolts


EDIT: And I forgot to welcome you

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