Microsoft Excel: Macros and Introduction to VBA

Macros allow everyday repetitive Excel tasks and actions to be automated. Macros record all the keyboard strokes of an action and then repeat them when required, thus saving time and reducing errors. Macros are not difficult to create and with a little knowledge of VBA, minor changes can be made to them.

Macros can be used to:

  • format data
  • set up worksheets and reports
  • analyse data
  • create invoices
  • update records
  • insert text that is repeated often
  • repeat common actions in several worksheets

Skills Introduced:
The workshop will focus on making practical, useful macros.  There will also be an overview of the VBA code and how to make some minor adjustments to it; however, this is not a programming workshop.

Macros are stored as VBA which is Microsoft’s programming language.  A very basic understanding of VBA allows you to make minor adjustments to the macros.

Skills needed: 
This is an intermediate level course and while no knowledge of macros is required, attendees should be reasonably confident users of Excel spreadsheets.

Read about the trainer, Bernard Pfister from Excel Training Taranaki, and other workshops here

Attendees must bring their own laptops (not Tablets) with full Microsoft Excel, version 2010 or higher. To check version, open a spreadsheet, click on File then Account.  
Please inform the training provider if you will be bringing a Mac laptop.

This workshop is interactive and attendees will gain hands-on experience.  Raw data to work and detailed notes will be provided.

Register to attend below

Limited spaces to ensure student-centred learning.

Tea, coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Julia at, or call 06 759 9080 

Thursday, 11th August, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
42 Egmont Street, New Plymouth
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