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    Hi all, I am a college student and need to learn Visual Basic for a project I will be doing. I have quite a bit of time to learn it, about a quarter, and was wondering what books/websites the experts would recommend. Thanks for your help!!

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    I would recommend this website for one and this website:

    http://www.bmsltd.co.uk/Excel/Default.htm

    For some harder stuff.

    As for books, here is a list of books:
    http://www.mrexcel.com/book.shtml

    I would recommend "Excel 2002 VBA Programmers Reference" from this list. I loved the 2000 version of this book but MrExcel himself tells me that the 2000 book is crap (I'm paraphrasing), but the 2002 is very good indeed.


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    If you're looking to learn VB and not necessarily VBA I would highly recommend "Learn to Program with Visual Basic" and "Learn to Program Visual Basic Objects" by John Smiley.

    He uses a real world project to take you through the learning process in a classroom environment. The second book is a continuation of the first.
    It's never too late to learn something new.

    Ricky

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    Thanks guys... I am actually trying to learn VBA, I will be doing some linear programming and my prof wants me to use excel and VBA.

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    Danny,

    Wen I started, I found a really useful reference book was Excel 2000 VBA by John Green, published by Wrox Press.
    Has loads of Code examples and useful reference tables.

    Will.

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    WillR, that's the book I recommend as well. I'm glad you agree. (Although apparently the 2002 version is far superior)

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    easy free and excellent stuff:

    suggest checking some of the guys on this sites own web site, check out membership and filter on posts most the top guys have own site,

    I an in top 10 sadly no site sorry..

    also stick on this site, very good learning

    join in the fun!

    Free Excel based Web Toolbar available here.

    Jack in the UK
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    "making Excel work for you"

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...mmersguide.asp

    If you click on MicorSoft Office you can find VB for each individual program (Excel, Access....)

    It's a place to start, I think...

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    What exactly is the difference between VB and VBA?? Which would be more useful for me to learn??

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    VB is Visual Basic which can be used to make stand alone application.

    VBA is Visual Basic for Application which can be used to exploit the features of applications such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.
    It's never too late to learn something new.

    Ricky

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