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Here is a sample of what you will find
in the downloadable 
Tutorial on Excel macros

VBA Code for Functions

There are three topics in this lesson:
- using Excel functions within macros,
- using VBA functions within macros,
- creating new Excel functions with VBA.


Excel Functions

Some of the functions that you find in Excel are available through macros in this form:
Range ("C1").Value= Application.WorksheetFunction.Sum(Range("A1:A32"))
this sentence sums the values of cell A1 to A32 and stores the total in cell C1.


VBA Functions

Here are two  VBA functions that you will use  within your  Excel macros:

LCase, UCase
The " If" statements are case sensitive. When you test a string of characters and you do not know if the user will enter upper case or lower case letters, use the LCase or UCase functions within your " If" statement so that however the user enters his answer the statement will work.

If LCase(Selection.Value)= "yes" then...
or
If UCase(Selection.Value)= "YES" then...


We hope you have enjoyed this tip
For more on this topic and a complete course on Excel macros download the
Tutorial on Excel Macros


To organize your discovery of Excel macros, the downloadable Tutorial on Excel Macros is divided in three sections (all 3  sections part of the single download):

Section 1: Excel Macros Programming (Chapters 1 to 10)
This section is about recording, writing, modifying and testing macros in the Visual Basic Editor. You will also learn about security and discover "events" (an event is what starts the macro).

Section 2: Excel VBA Vocabulary (Chapters 11 to 23)
Developing a macro is communicating with Excel and to do so you need to use a language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). In section 2 you will learn all the VBA vocabulary that is essential to work with business data (accounting, sales, production and others).

Section 3: Forms and Controls in VBA for Exce (Chapters 24 to 33)
The userform is a small or large dialog window that you create and allows the user to submit values that will be used by your macros. To these userforms you will add controls (command buttons, text boxes, list boxes and others) and program them.