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This course will guide you through how to record and store macros using Excel, as well as how to edit macros using Visual Basic. You'll also identify security concerns about macros. 

Learning Objectives
  • Create simple macros to automate complex actions
  • Identify macro security issues
  • Assign a macro to the Quick Access toolbar and a keyboard shortcut
  • Edit macros
Prerequisite Skills
  • Enter data into cells
  • Use built-in functions
  • Sort and filter lists

This course is part of a UITS IT Training Certificate Series. Get a 10% discount on the combined cost of all courses in this series when you enroll in the full series at one time. Learn more about the series and how to enroll.


This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.