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Learn VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

Learn VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

Ordinary users and developers can automate Office applications. Record macros, automate repetitive actions or even build an entirely new application.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
310 Silverman Library
North Campus
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This workshop is for people who have little to no experience with programming computers but have some familiarity an Office application. We’re not going to make you a computer programming expert. This is an introductory level workshop. We think you will be able to use VBA to accomplish simple, useful actions after attending this workshop. Some attendees will quickly advance to a higher skill level on their own.


If you use any of these Office applications, you are a good candidate for learning VBA. You can use your VBA skills with all of these programs:
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Access
OpenOffice Calc
LibreOffice Calc


After attending this workshop, you will know
Enough about code to get started
How to open and use the Visual Basic Editor
How to control application and document properties
How to write and run your first “Hello World” program
How to make and run macros
How to record macros
How to make your own new worksheet functions in Excel and Calc

Workshops are offered at no charge to UB faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Please remember to bring your own device to the workshop. The classroom does not have workstations.

Attendees are encouraged to update Microsoft Office prior to attending.

To get a free Microsoft Office 365 subscription for current faculty, staff or student privately owned devices click here.

Co-sponsored by The Graduate School.

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