Create a macro in Excel
Create a Macro in Excel
MS Excel supports VBA to automate tasks in MS Excel by writing macros. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple macro that can be executed by clicking a command button. But first, you will need to turn on the Developer tab.
Enabling Developer Tab
To turn on the Developer tab, follow the steps below.
1. Right click on the ribbon at any place, and then click Customize the Ribbon as shown in the figure below.
2. On the right section of Customize the Ribbon window, select Main tabs (if necessary).
3. Tick the Developer check box.
4. Click OK.
5. Developer tab will be added to your MS Excel ribbon.
To place a command button on a worksheet, follow the steps below.
1. On the Developer tab, click Insert.
2. In the ActiveX Controls group, click Command Button.
3. Drag a command button on your worksheet or simply click the button and draw on the desired place of the worksheet.
Assign a Macro
To assign a macro to a command button, follow the steps below.
1. Select the Design Mode from the Developer tab
2. Right click CommandButton1 and select view code.
Following Visual Basic Editor will appear.
3. Place your cursor between Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() and End Sub.
4. Add the code line shown below.
5. Close the Visual Basic Editor.
7. Deselect the Design Mode
6. Click the command button on the sheet
Excellent. You’ve just created your first macro in MS Excel!