Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1

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Charlie Nuttelman
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r/AskProgramming • comment
6 points • clooy

For basic automation I would encourage you to continue with excel and learn to use macros and vba to achieve what you want. There are a few benefits to sticking within the excel ecosystem;

  • Your existing excel data is more easily accessible
  • It seems like you already have baseline excel expertise which you can build upon
  • There is a wide variety of support resources tackling the same issues you face, such as /r/excel

There are obviously downsides to using excel which you have to weigh up.

To get a taste of what you can do, here is a quick intro that add's a button to a spreadsheet to automate a fairly mundane printing task and guides you through the excel developer tools needed to achieve what you want see:


A more thorough course can be found here - I haven't taken this course - but did review it for it's content and suitability for someone at your level:


r/vba • comment
1 points • tazer01_reddit

Coursera has a good course. If you audit it there is no charge but you don't get the sample/practice files. Even without those you will still learn a lot.

Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 - Home | Coursera

r/Accounting • comment
1 points • penguinpoopy

I think the best way is to always find a more efficient way to do things, even if it takes you hours to figure out. You can make a macro for almost every routine thing that you do.


Check out VBAisFun on Youtube. Or for me, I took this course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/excel-vba-for-creative-problem-solving-part-1

r/excel • comment
1 points • robogaz

  1. Microsoft Excel Training free or someother website
  2. Excel VBA tutorials Free by Cal Poly Ponoma, Free#2, Free#3
  3. Free Excel VBA creative problem solving. Not sure if part 2 is free.
  4. My 2cents