Microsoft Word: Visual Basic for Applications
(VBA) Macros | Introduction

Microsoft Word Training Series | Level 4

Course Details

Duration: 2 days (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Word® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Instructor-led virtual classroom (ILVC)

Course Dates: February 25/26, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $495 CDN person person (virtual classroom), $545 CDN per person (bring your own device) or $595 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

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Course Overview

This course is designed for the Microsoft Word user who wants to automate tasks using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) but has little or no programming experience. Students will record VBA macros and then learn to create and work with modules, procedures, variables and constants in the Visua Basic Editor. Using many different samples, students will calso reate if statements, loops and dialogs.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

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INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Overview of VBA Macro Concepts

  • What is a VBA macro?
  • Displaying the Developer tab in Microsoft Word
  • Creating macros using the macro recorder in Microsoft Word
  • Limitations of recorded macros
  • Saving files with macros

Working with the Visual Basic Editor (VBE)

  • Opening and closing the VBA editor
  • Using the Project Explorer and the Code Window
  • Moving between Microsoft Word and the VBA editor
  • Overview of the properties window and the work area
  • The basics of writing code

Macro Security and Trust Centre Settings

  • Specifying macro security settings
  • Creating a trusted folder

Getting Started with VBA

  • Basic syntax logic
  • Sub procedures
  • Naming macros
  • Working with modules and projects
  • Using methods and properties
  • Adding comments

Running Macros

  • Running macros using the keyboard and the Macro dialog box
  • Running macros using buttons

Procedures

  • Sub procedures
  • Running procedures within other procedures

Variables and Constants

  • Using constants and variables
  • Types of variables
  • Constant and variable declarations
  • Declaring several variables
  • Procedure level scope, module level scope or public scope

Decision Structures

  • Writing If statements
  • Using If for single and multiple conditions

User Interaction

  • Overview of the dialogs collection
  • Using input boxes and extracting answers
  • Using message boxes for input
  • Specifying status bar messages
  • Using dialog box arguments
  • Using the Execute, Show and Display methods

Looping Structures

  • Looping for items
  • Adding an exit
  • Using the Do Loop statement

Working With Text

  • Text and document components
  • Using the story range
  • Using the selection and range objects
  • Inserting text

Document Management

  • Using opening and closing methods
  • Using the Save and SaveAs methods
  • Returning and retrieving information
  • Referencing files, folders and drives

Error Handling

  • Types of errors
  • Simple error handling
  • Resuming macros
  • Decision structures when dealing with errors

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft Word: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) | Introduction (Toronto classroom course or online in virtual classroom format)
Location
Avantix Learning Inc., 1 Yonge Street, Sutie 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
February 25, 2021
Next course ends
February 26, 2021
Description
This course is designed for the Microsoft Word user who wants to automate tasks using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) but has little or no programming experience. Students will record VBA macros and then learn to create and work with modules, procedures, variables and constants in the Visua Basic Editor. Using many different samples, students will calso reate if statements, loops and dialogs.

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