Microsoft Excel 2016 MACROS



About the course

This course covers automation and customising of Excel 2016 using macros and screen items (such as buttons and menus). Delegates learn how to write macros using VB code and assign macros to screen items.

Audience Profile

Excel users who, at intermediate or advanced level, want to learn how to speed up and automate their work (or other users’ work) in the application using macros.

Course Details

  • Course Ref: MSE2016M
  • Course Duration: 1 day
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: 3/09/2024
  • Course Price: £195 (Excl VAT)


1: Introduction and the Macro Recorder
Recording a macro
Recording a macro with absolute references
The personal macro workbook
Assigning shortcut keys
Deleting macros
Excel’s New File Format
Recording a macro with relative references

2: Creating and Editing Macros With VBA Macro Functions
Macro storage concepts
The VBA program (the VB editor)
The program components
Storing and handling macros (modules)
Introduction to editing code
Copying and pasting procedures
Linking procedures together
Create and use a user-defined function
Auto-executable macros

3: Objects and Dialog Boxes
Introduction to objects
The object browser
Using the object browser and searching it
Built-in dialog boxes
User defined dialog boxes (message boxes and input boxes)

4: Introduction to Controls
Worksheet controls
User forms
Assign Macros to the Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar
Accessing Macros in Excel

Appendix A: Selected VBA Procedures
IF…THEN…ELSE (Conditional Control Structure)
SELECT CASE (Branching)
The DO…LOOP control structure
The FOR…NEXT control structure


Delegates should have a good grounding in Excel (any version) and be familiar with absolute vs relative cell referencing, functions and formula syntax and sheet linking. Familiarity with the macro recorder would be an advantage.

However, those wishing to learn or practice VBA itself should seek another course.