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    Hi, This is Rahul and i want to start learning excel macros. Can anybody please guide me how should i go about it.

    Awaiting your reply. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the Board!

    I'd start by playing with the macro recorder performing tasks with which you're familiar, then read the code and you'll start getting an idea of what it's doing.

    Feel free to post what you come up with and someone can explain it and help you clean it up, as recorded code isn't always the most efficient, but it's a great place to start.


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    As well as what the guys above have posted, have a look here for a handy list of tutorials / sites / books, etc that may help, kindly compiled by Hiker95
    Training / Books / Sites as of 05/21/2012
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    There are over 1800 Excel videos/tutorials here:
    Getting Started with VBA.
    If you are serious about learning VBA try
    Excel Tutorials and Tips - VBA - macros - training
    Here's a good primer on the scope of variables.
    Scope Of Variables And Procedures
    See David McRitchie's site if you just started with VBA
    What is a Visual Basic Module?
    Ron de Bruin's intro to macros:
    Creating An XLA Add-In For Excel, Writing User Defined Functions In VBA
    How do I create a PERSONAL.XLS(B) or Add-in
    Creating custom functions
    Writing Your First VBA Function in Excel
    VBA for Excel (Macros)
    VBA Lesson 11: VBA Code General Tips and General Vocabulary
    Excel VBA -- Adding Code to a Workbook
    Learn to debug:
    How To: Assign a Macro to a Button or Shape
    User Form Creation
    When To Use a UserForm & What to Use a UserForm For
    Excel Tutorials / Video Tutorials - Functions
    INDEX MATCH - Excel Index Function and Excel Match Function
    Excel Data Validation
    Your Quick Reference to Microsoft Excel Solutions
    New! Excel Recorded Webinars
    Programming The VBA Editor - Created by Chip Pearson at Pearson Software Consulting LLC
    This page describes how to write code that modifies or reads other VBA code.
    VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad
    Excel Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, by David & Traina Hawley
    VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2007, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad
    Excel 2007 Book: you can try this...there is a try before you buy ebook available at this linků
    by Stephen/ Bovey, Rob/ Green, John Bullen (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005)
    Professional Excel Development
    by Rob Bovey, Stephen Bullen, John Green, and Robert Rosenberg (Paperback - Sep 26, 2001)
    Excel 2002 VBA: Programmers Reference
    DonkeyOte: My Recommended Reading, Volatility
    Pivot Intro
    Email from XL - VBA
    Outlook VBA
    Function Dictionary
    Function Translations
    Dynamic Named Ranges
    How to create Excel Dashboards 
    Excel Dashboard / Scorecard Ebook
    Mike Alexander from Data Pig Technologies
    Excel 2007 Dashboards & Reports For Dummies
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    Get Formula / Formats thru custom functions:
    A nice informative MS article "Improving Performance in Excel 2007"
    Progress Meters
    And, as your skills increase, try answering posts on sites like:
    Michael M
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    Thank you guys, for the replies and i will follow what you are saying and will keep posting my doubt on this thread.

    Thanks & regards,
    Rahul Agarwal

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    here is another link for you (it is free):

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