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Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2013

A unique, comprehensive guide to creating custom apps with VBA

Automating computing tasks to increase productivity is a goal for businesses of all sizes. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a version of Visual Basic designed to be easily understandable for novice programmers, but still powerful enough for IT professionals who need to create specialized business applications. With this invaluable book, you’ll learn how to extend the capabilities of Office 2013 applications with VBA programming and use it for writing macros, automating Office applications, and creating custom applications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

  • Covers the basics of VBA in clear, systematic tutorials and includes intermediate and advanced content for experienced VB developers
  • Explores recording macros and getting started with VBA; learning how to work with VBA; using loops and functions; using message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes; creating effective code; XML-based files, ActiveX, the developer tab, content controls, add-ins, embedded macros, and security
  • Anchors the content with solid, real-world projects in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access

Covering VBA for the entire suite of Office 2013 applications, Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2013 is mandatory reading.

Table of Contents
Part 1: Recording Macros and Getting Started with VBA
Chapter 1. Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications
Chapter 2. Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor
Chapter 3. Editing Recorded Macros
Chapter 4. Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor

Part 2: Learning How to Work with VBA
Chapter 5. Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax
Chapter 6. Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations
Chapter 7. Using Array Variables
Chapter 8. Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need

Part 3: Making Decisions and Using Loops and Functions
Chapter 9. Using Built-in Functions
Chapter 10. Creating Your Own Functions
Chapter 11. Making Decisions in Your Code
Chapter 12. Using Loops to Repeat Actions

Part 4: Using Message Boxes, Input Boxes, and Dialog Boxes
Chapter 13. Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes
Chapter 14. Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes
Chapter 15. Creating Complex Forms

Part 5: Creating Eff ective Code
Chapter 16. Building Modular Code and Using Classes
Chapter 17. Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors
Chapter 18. Building Well-Behaved Code
Chapter 19. Securing Your Code with VBA’s Security Features

Part 6: Programming the Offi ce Applications
Chapter 20. Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects
Chapter 21. Working with Widely Used Objects in Word
Chapter 22. Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects
Chapter 23. Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel
Chapter 24. Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects
Chapter 25. Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows
Chapter 26. Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects
Chapter 27. Working with Events in Outlook
Chapter 28. Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects
Chapter 29. Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA
Chapter 30. Accessing One Application from Another Application
Chapter 31. Programming the Offi ce 2013 Ribbon

Book Details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (August 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118695127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118695128
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