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Creating Macros in Excel is no easy feat. But we have lots of Excel Macro Examples here for you to jumpstart your learning process! Whether is be recording macros, writing your first macro in Excel, or using ready-to-use macro code, we have it for you.

Here is a sneak preview of how much you can accomplish using macros in Excel!

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel

Do you repeat various Excel actions like copy & pasting data, formatting, putting borders etc?

Do you know that you can automate your tasks in Excel with a couple of mouse clicks?

If you keep on repeating the same thing over and over again, creating an Excel Macro is perfect for you!  It saves you time so you can do things that you like doing, like going home early and spending time with your family :)

Click a button and all your tasks are done for you! Get ready create your first macro in Excel!

I will show you step by step, how to enable the Macro Creation on your computer and create your very first Excel Macro Button!

STEP 1: Right click anywhere on your Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.
We want to make sure the Developer Tab is shown in your Excel ribbon.

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 2: Make sure the Customize Ribbon is selected.

Then select the Developer option under Main Tabs.

Click OK.

You should now see the Developer Tab in your ribbon.

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 3: Now go to Developer > Insert > ActiveX Controls > Button

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

Thought Excel was only for inputting data? Guess again :)

Drag anywhere in the Excel spreadsheet to create your first Button!

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 4: Right click on your new button and select View Code.

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 5: Type in this code:  Range(“A6”).Value = “Hello”

What this will do is to set the value of cell A6 to Hello.

This is how to create a macro in Excel, then we are tying to our newly created button.

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 6: Time to test it out! Make sure Design Mode is deselected.

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

STEP 7: Click on the button now and you will see Hello pop up on your screen! Congratulations on executing your first Excel macro as well!

How to Create Your First Macro Button in Excel - Beginners Tutorial

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

Sometimes we want to automate some steps in Excel to save us time, however it’s cumbersome to code the exact macro for it – especially as a VBA beginner.

But you know what?  There is an easy way around :)

You can try out the Macro Recorder to mimic each step inside Excel and reuse those steps next time around.  How cool is that?!

Make sure your Excel ribbon has the Developer Tab enabled as explained above.

Turn on the Macro Recorder, do the steps, stop the Macro Recorder, run the Macro and bam! Excel will repeat the exact same steps you just did!

You can also use this to reverse engineer and see how it looks like in code. Because Excel generates the code for you, you can check the recorded steps afterwards so that you learn the code in the process!

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Record Macro
How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

Go with the default name Macro1 and click OK.

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

STEP 2: Now it’s starting to record! Here’s what we want to do:

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

Go to Developer > Stop Recording

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

STEP 3: Now let us try out the macro in action.

Select the rest of the cells that we want to apply the actions on.

Go to Developer > Macros

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

Make sure Macro1 is selected and click Run.

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

And it’s like magic! The same steps are now applied!

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

STEP 4: Let us have a look how that magic was done. Go to Developer > Visual Basic

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

Go to Modules > Module1. You can see the code that does the following: Setting Bold, Italic, and filling the color with Yellow.

If you are a beginner in creating Excel macros, this is gold as you get a VBA lesson at the same time! You can see how it bolded the selection, italicized it, then set the corresponding properties to highlight it with the color yellow.

How to Use Macro Recorder in Excel

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

Now how about writing Excel macros from scratch? I will guide you on writing your very first Excel macro!

Have you ever wanted to try to swap values from one cell to another?

Plus you also get to learn some programming along the way, how cool is that?

Here are the 2 values that we want to swap:

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

I will show you step by step, on how we can swap values!

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Insert > ActiveX Controls > Button

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

Drag anywhere in the Excel spreadsheet to create your Button!

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

STEP 2: Right click on your new button and select View Code.

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

STEP 3: Type in this code:

Dim container As Double

container = Range(“A8”).Value
Range(“A8”).Value = Range(“B8”).Value
Range(“B8”).Value = container

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

Let us go through each line step by step to understand the essence of the code:

Dim container As Double

This creates a new variable named container wherein we can store a numerical value inside. The double type means it can have a numerical value. There are a lot of data types that you can read more about here.

container = Range(“A8”).Value

Now we are getting the first value in Cell A8 and storing it into our container variable.

Range(“A8”).Value = Range(“B8”).Value

We will now copy the content of Cell B8 and paste it into Cell A8. First step done! So far both will have the value 500 in our example.

Range(“B8”).Value = container

Now the last step! Copy the content of the container variable into Cell B8. The swap is now complete! Pretty straightforward right?

STEP 4: Time to test it out! Make sure Design Mode is deselected.

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

STEP 5: Click on the button now and you will see the values get swapped!

How to Swap Values Using Macros in Excel

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