About this lesson
Entry level steps to allow the user to record macros in Excel.
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Setting up the Macro Environment
How to set up the environment for working with Macros and VBA.
When to use
When you have a brand new Excel install or when you have not recorded macros in Excel before.
Displaying the Developer tab
- Office icon --> Options --> Popular --> “Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon”
Excel 2010 & higher
- Right click any Ribbon tab --> Customize the Ribbon
- Check the box next to Developer tab on the right side of the screen
Trust Center Configuration
Go File --> Options --> Trust Center --> Trust Center Settings
Review “Macro Settings”
- Should be set to “Disable all macros with notification”
- Do not “Trust access to the VBA project object model”
To allow specific folders to run without prompting:
- Go to Trusted Locations --> Add New Location
- Be warned: anything here will run without asking you!
Requiring Variable Declaration
This is a key step for new coders (impact will be shown in the Variables section)
- Go to Developer Tab --> Visual Basic Editor --> Options
- Check “Require Variable Declaration”
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