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VBA helps you put your computer in its place
Write programs that automate tasks and make Office 2007 work better for you
If your computer is becoming your boss instead of your servant, start using VBA to tell it what to do! Here's the latest on the VBA IDE and program containers, debugging and controlling your programs, working with multiple applications using a single program, and the most exciting stuff — programming for all the Office 2007 applications.
Discover how to
* This plain-English book covers all the essentials of VBA, including creating a VBA program, using the VBA Editor, creating forms, debugging and error trapping, and object-oriented programming
* Programmers and software developers will appreciate the new information on working with forms, using classes to improve applications, and creating and applying digital signatures
* Thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in the new Office release that affect VBA programming, this book covers the updates to the newest release of Office and how those changes will impact VBA for tasks such as saving data to text files, enhancing XML documents, creating documentation in PDF format, working with external applications, updating old VBA code quickly, and programming Visio with VBA
* The companion Web site contains code examples and other helpful materials from the book
VBA helps you put your computer in its place Write programs that automate tasks and make Office 2007 work better for you If your computer is becoming your boss instead of your servant, start using VBA to tell it what to do! Here's the latest on the VBA IDE and program containers, debugging and controlling your programs, working with multiple applications using a single program, and the most exciting stuff — programming for all the Office 2007 applications. Discover how to * Customize an application's interface * Quick-launch a VBA program * Store and modify information * Use VBA with the Ribbon * Understand object-oriented programming * Avoid runtime errors
About the Author
John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 71 books and over 300 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Windows power optimization book, a book on .NET security, and books on Amazon Web Services, Google Web Services, and eBay Web Services. His technical editing skills have helped more than 50 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines like DevSource, InformIT, Informant, DevX, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hardcore Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test & Performance, and Visual Basic Developer.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Overview of VBA.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know VBA.
Chapter 2: Your First VBA Program.
Part II: Learning the Ropes.
Chapter 3: Writing Structured VBA Programs.
Chapter 4: Storing and Modifying Information.
Chapter 5: Creating Structured Programs.
Chapter 6: Trapping Errors and Squashing Bugs.
Chapter 7: Interacting with the User.
Part III: Expanding Your VBA Horizons.
Chapter 8: Object-Oriented Programming.
Chapter 9: Working with Arrays and Collections.
Chapter 10: Working with Disk Files.
Chapter 11: VBA Programming with XML.
Part IV: Programming for Applications.
Chapter 12: VBA Programming in Office.
Chapter 13: VBA Programming in Word.
Chapter 14: VBA Programming in Excel.
Chapter 15: VBA Programming in Access.
Chapter 16: Applications that Work Together.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Kinds of VBA Resources.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Update Your Old VBA Code Quickly.
On the Web.
Bonus Chapter 1: VBA Programming in FrontPage.
Bonus Chapter 2: VBA Programming in Visio.
Bonus Chapter 3: Ten Really Cool Things You Can Do with VBA.
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