Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016

Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016

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Enhance productivity in any Office application with zero programming experience Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 helps you extend the capabilities of the entire Office suite using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Even if you have no programming experience , you'll be automating routine computing processes quickly using the simple, yet powerful VBA programming language. Clear, systematic tutorials walk beginners through the basics, while intermediate and advanced content guides more experienced users toward efficient solutions. This comprehensive guide starts at the beginning to get you acquainted with VBA so you can start recording macros right away. You'll then build upon that foundation to utilize the full capabilities of the language as you use loops and functions, message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes to design your own Office automation program. Add-ins, embedded macros, content controls, and more give you advanced tools to enhance productivity, and all instruction is backed by real-world practice projects in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Productivity is the name of the game, and automating certain computing tasks is an easy solution with significant impact for any business. This book shows you how, with step-by-step guidance and expert insight. * Expand Office 2016 functionality with macros * Learn how to work with VBA and the entire Office suite * Create effective code, even with no programing experience * Understand ActiveX, XML-based files, the developer tab, and more VBA is designed to be understandable and accessible to beginners, but powerful enough to create specialized business applications. If you're ready to begin exploring the possibilities, Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2016 gets you started right away.
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  • Paperback | 984 pages
  • 189 x 234 x 48mm | 1,332g
  • Sybex Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1119225388
  • 9781119225386
  • 70,107

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Customize Office Applications Even Without Programming Experience

Streamline tasks and be far more productive by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate, customize, and extend Microsoft Office. Built into Office 2016, VBA is easily understood by even non-programmers, yet it's also powerful enough for IT professionals to create custom business applications for the enterprise. This clear, comprehensive guide covers it all--the basics for beginners and advanced techniques for experienced programmers.

You'll learn how to use VBA to create macros, simplify Office tasks, and create custom solutions for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

Coverage includes: Recording, writing, and running macros in Office 2016 Working with the powerful VBA Editor Mastering the essentials of VBA terminology Finding the objects, methods, and properties you need Making the most of the huge library of built-in functions Creating simple dialog boxes and complex forms Writing well-behaved, debugged, and secure code Managing cloud storage with OneDrive and Dropbox Customizing Word, Excel(R), PowerPoint(R), Outlook(R), and Access(R) Communicating between applications Programming the Office 2016 ribbon

Streamline and Automate Tasks with VBA for Office 2016

Create Custom Apps for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access

Master VBA, from Basic to Advanced Programming

Build Your Skills with Useful Real-World Examples and Projects
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Table of contents

Introduction xxxi Part 1 Recording Macros and Getting Started with VBA 1 Chapter 1 Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications 3 What Is VBA and What Can You Do with It? 3 The Difference Between Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications 4 Understanding Macro Basics 5 Recording a Macro 6 Displaying the Developer Tab on the Ribbon 7 Planning the Macro 7 Starting the Macro Recorder 8 Naming the Macro 11 Choosing How to Run a New Macro 16 Running a Macro 23 Recording a Sample Word Macro 24 Recording a Sample Excel Macro 27 Creating a Personal Macro Workbook 27 Recording the Macro 27 Specifying How to Trigger an Existing Macro 29 Assigning a Macro to a Quick Access Toolbar Button in Word 29 Assigning a Macro to a Shortcut Key Combination 29 Deleting a Macro 29 The Bottom Line 31 Chapter 2 Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor 33 Opening the Visual Basic Editor 33 Opening the Visual Basic Editor with a Macro Selected 34 Opening the Visual Basic Editor Directly 34 Navigating to a Macro 35 Using the Visual Basic Editor s Main Windows 36 The Project Explorer 36 The Object Browser40 The Code Window 40 The Properties Window 45 The Immediate Window 48 Setting Properties for a Project 48 Customizing the Visual Basic Editor 51 Choosing Editor and View Preferences 51 Choosing and Laying Out the Editor Windows 59 Customizing the Toolbar and Menu Bar 59 Customizing the Toolbox 60 The Bottom Line 64 Chapter 3 Editing Recorded Macros 67 Testing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor 68 Stepping Through a Macro 69 Setting Breakpoints 71 Commenting Out Lines 71 Stepping Out of a Macro 72 Editing a Word Macro 73 Stepping Through the Transpose-Word-Right Macro 74 Running the Transpose-Word-Right Macro 75 Creating a Transpose-Word-Left Macro 75 Saving Your Work 76 Editing the Excel Macro 76 Unhiding the Personal Macro Workbook 77 Opening a Macro for Editing 77 Editing a Macro 78 Editing a PowerPoint Macro 80 Saving Your Work 85 The Bottom Line 87 Chapter 4 Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor 89 Setting Up the Visual Basic Editor to Create Macros 89 Creating a Procedure for Word 91 Creating a Macro for Excel 96 Creating a Procedure for PowerPoint 101 Creating a Procedure for Access 106 The Bottom Line 107 Part 2 Learning How to Work with VBA 109 Chapter 5 Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax 111 Getting Ready 111 Procedures 112 Functions 113 Subprocedures 113 Statements 114 Keywords 117 Expressions 118 Operators 118 Variables 118 Constants 120 Arguments 120 Specifying Argument Names vsOmitting Argument Names 121 Including Parentheses Around the Argument List 122 Objects 123 Collections 123 Properties 123 Methods 124 Events 124 The Bottom Line 126 Chapter 6 Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations 129 Working with Variables 130 Choosing Names for Variables 130 Declaring a Variable 131 Choosing the Scope and Lifetime of a Variable 134 Specifying the Data Type for a Variable 141 Working with Constants 147 Declaring Your Own Constants 148 Choosing the Scope or Lifetime for Your Constants 148 Working with Enumerations 149 The Bottom Line 150 Chapter 7 Using Array Variables 151 What Is an Array? 151 Declaring an Array 153 Storing Values in an Array 155 Multidimensional Arrays 156 Declaring a Dynamic Array 157 Redimensioning an Array 157 Returning Information from an Array 158 Erasing an Array 158 Determining Whether a Variable Is an Array 158 Finding the Bounds of an Array 158 Sorting an Array 159 Searching an Array 163 Performing a Linear Search Through an Array 163 Binary Searching an Array 168 The Bottom Line 173 Chapter 8 Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need 175 What Is an Object? 175 The Benefi ts of OOP 175 Understanding Creatable Objects 177 Properties 177 Methods 178 Working with Collections 180 Working with an Object in a Collection 181 Adding an Object to a Collection 182 Finding the Objects You Need 182 Using the Macro Recorder to Add Code for the Objects You Need 182 Using the Object Browser 185 Using Help to Find the Object You Need 191 Using the Auto List Members Feature 193 Using Object Variables to Represent Objects 194 Team Programming and OOP 197 The Bottom Line 199 Part 3 Making Decisions and Using Loops and Functions 201 Chapter 9 Using Built-In Functions 203 What Is a Function? 203 Using Functions 205 Passing Arguments to a Function 207 Using Functions to Convert Data 208 Using the Asc Function to Return a Character Code 210 Using the Val Function to Extract a Number from the Start of a String 210 Using the Str Function to Convert a Number into a String 212 Using the Format Function to Format an Expression 213 Using the Chr Function and Constants to Enter Special Characters in a String 218 Using Functions to Manipulate Strings 219 Using the Left, Right, and Mid Functions to Return Part of a String 221 Using InStr and InStrRev to Find a String Within Another String 224 Using LTrim, RTrim, and Trim to Remove Spaces from a String 227 Using Len to Check the Length of a String 228 Using StrConv, LCase, and UCase to Change the Case of a String 229 Using the StrComp Function to Compare Apples to Apples 231 Using VBA s Mathematical Functions 231 Using VBA s Date and Time Functions 232 Using the DatePart Function to Parse Dates 234 Calculating Time Intervals Using the Date Diff Function 235 Using the DateAdd Function to Add or Subtract Time from a Date 236 Using File-Management Functions 236 Checking Whether a File Exists Using the Dir Function 236 Returning the Current Path 238 The Bottom Line 238 Chapter 10 Creating Your Own Functions 241 Components of a Function 242 Creating a Function 244 Starting a Function Manually 244 Starting a Function by Using the Add Procedure Dialog Box 244 Passing Arguments to a Function 245 Declaring the Data Types of Arguments 246 Specifying an Optional Argument 246 Controlling the Scope of a Function 247 Examples of Functions for Any VBA-Enabled Office Application 247 How Functions Return Information 248 Returning Text Data from a Function 249 Creating a Function for Word 251 Creating a Function for Excel 253 Creating a Function for PowerPoint 255 Creating a Function for Access 257 The Bottom Line 258 Chapter 11 Making Decisions in Your Code 261 How Do You Compare Things in VBA? 262 Testing Multiple Conditions by Using Logical Operators 263 If Blocks 266 If f Then 266 If Then Else Statements 268 If f Then ElseIf f Else Statements 270 Creating Loops with If and GoTo 275 Nesting If Blocks 276 Select Case Blocks 278 Syntax 279 Example 279 When Order Matters 281 The Bottom Line 282 Chapter 12 Using Loops to Repeat Actions 283 When Should You Use a Loop? 283 Understanding the Basics of Loops 284 Using For Loops for Fixed Repetitions 285 For...Next Loops 285 For Each Next Loops 293 Using an Exit For Statement 294 Using Do Loops for Variable Numbers of Repetitions 295 Do While Loop Loops 295 Do Loop While Loops 299 Do Until Loop Loops301 Do Loop Until Loops 303 Using an Exit Do Statement 305 Is the Exit Do Statement Bad Practice? 305 While Wend Loops 306 Nesting Loops 307 Avoiding Infi nite Loops 310 The Bottom Line 310 Part 4 Using Message Boxes, Input Boxes, and Dialog Boxes 313 Chapter 13 Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes 315 Opening a Macro 316 Displaying Status-Bar Messages in Word and Excel 317 Message Boxes 319 The Pros and Cons of Message Boxes 319 Message-Box Syntax 319 Displaying a Simple Message Box 320 Displaying a Multiline Message Box 321 Choosing Buttons for a Message Box 322 Choosing an Icon for a Message Box 323 Setting a Default Button for a Message Box 324 Controlling the Modality of a Message Box 326 Specifying a Title for a Message Box 327 Title Bars Can Provide Useful Information 327 Adding a Help Button to a Message Box 328 Specifying a Help File for a Message Box 328 Using Some Arguments Without Others 329 Retrieving a Value from a Message Box 330 Input Boxes 331 Input-Box Syntax 332 Retrieving Input from an Input Box 333 Forms: When Message Boxes and Input Boxes Won t Suffice 334 The Bottom Line 334 Chapter 14 Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes 337 When Should You Use a Custom Dialog Box? 337 Creating a Custom Dialog Box 338 Designing a Dialog Box 340 Inserting a User Form 340 Renaming a User Form 343 Adding Controls to the User Form 345 Grouping Controls 349 Renaming Controls 350 Moving a Control 351 Changing the Caption on a Control 352 Key Properties of the Toolbox Controls 354 Working with Groups of Controls 372 Aligning Controls 375 Placing Controls 376 Adjusting the Tab Order of a Form 376 Linking a Form to a Procedure 378 Loading and Unloading a Form 379 Displaying and Hiding a Form 379 Setting a Default Command Button 380 Retrieving the User s Choices from a Dialog Box 380 Returning a String from a Text Box 380 Returning a Value from an Option Button 381 Returning a Value from a Check Box 382 Returning a Value from a List Box 382 Returning a Value from a Combo Box 383 Examples of Connecting Forms to Procedures 384 Word Example: The Move-Paragraph Procedure 384 General Example: Opening a File from a List Box 395 Creating the Code for the User Form 397 Using an Application s Built-In Dialog Boxes from VBA 400 Displaying a Built-In Dialog Box 401 Setting and Restoring Options in a Built-In Dialog Box 405 Which Button Did the User Choose in a Dialog Box? 405 Specifying a Time-Out for a Dialog Box 406 The Bottom Line 406 Chapter 15 Creating Complex Forms 409 Creating and Working with Complex Dialog Boxes 410 Updating a Dialog Box to Reflect the User s Choices 410 Revealing a Hidden Part of a Form 410 Tracking a Procedure in a Form 415 Using Multipage Dialog Boxes and TabStrip Controls 418 Creating a Modeless Dialog Box 429 Specifying a Form s Location Onscreen 430 Using Events to Control Forms 430 Events Unique to the UserForm Object 434 Events That Apply to Both UserForms and Container Controls 438 Events That Apply to Many or Most Controls 443 Events That Apply Only to a Few Controls 456 The Bottom Line 457 Part 5 Creating Effective Code 459 Chapter 16 Building Modular Code and Using Classes 461 Creating Modular Code 461 What Is Modular Code? 461 Advantages of Using Modular Code 462 How to Approach Creating Modular Code 462 Arranging Your Code in Modules 463 Calling a Procedure 463 Making Logical Improvements to Your Code 465 Making Visual Improvements to Your Code 472 Creating and Using Classes 478 What Can You Do with Class Modules? 478 A Brief Overview of Classes 479 Planning Your Class 479 Creating a Class Module 480 Naming the Class 480 Setting the Instancing Property 480 Declaring Variables and Constants for the Class 481 Adding Properties to the Class 481 Adding Methods to a Class 486 Using Your Class 487 The Bottom Line 489 Chapter 17 Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors 491 Principles of Debugging 491 The Different Types of Errors 493 Language Errors 493 Compile Errors 493 Runtime Errors 496 Program Logic Errors 497 VBA s Debugging Tools 498 Break Mode 499 The Step Over and Step Out Commands 500 The Locals Window 501 The Watch Window 502 The Immediate Window 506 The Call Stack Dialog Box 508 Dealing with Infi nite Loops 508 Dealing with Runtime Errors 509 When Should You Write an Error Handler? 509 Trapping an Error 510 Disabling an Error Trap 512 Resuming After an Error 512 Getting a Description of an Error 516 Raising Your Own Errors 516 Suppressing Alerts 516 Handling User Interrupts in Word, Excel, and Project 517 Disabling User Input While a Procedure Is Running 517 Disabling User Input While Part of a Macro Is Running 518 Documenting Your Code 518 The Bottom Line 520 Chapter 18 Building Well-Behaved Code 521 What Is a Well-Behaved Procedure? 521 Retaining or Restoring the User Environment 522 Leaving the User in the Best Position to Continue Working 523 Keeping the User Informed During the Procedure 524 Manipulating the Cursor 526 Displaying Information at the Beginning of a Procedure 527 Communicating with the User via a Message Box or Dialog Box at the End of a Procedure 528 Creating a Log File 528 Making Sure a Procedure Is Running Under Suitable Conditions 532 Cleaning Up After a Procedure 532 Undoing Changes the Procedure Has Made 532 Removing Scratch Files and Folders 533 The Bottom Line 534 Chapter 19 Exploring VBA s Security Features 537 Understanding How VBA Implements Security 537 Signing Your Macro Projects with Digital Signatures 541 What Is a Digital Certifi cate? 541 Getting a Digital Certifi cate 542 Choosing a Suitable Level of Security 551 Understanding the Security Threats Posed by VBA 551 Protecting Against Macro Viruses 552 Specifying a Suitable Security Setting 552 Additional Office Security Features 553 Locking Your Code 556 The Bottom Line 557 Part 6 Programming the Office Applications 559 Chapter 20 Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects 561 Examining the Word Object Model 561 Working with the Documents Collection and the Document Object 564 Creating a Document 565 Creating a Template 565 Saving a Document 566 Opening a Document 572 Closing a Document 576 Changing a Document s Template 576 Printing a Document 576 Working with the ActiveDocument Object 578 Working with the Selection Object 579 Checking the Type of Selection 580 Checking the Story Type of the Selection 581 Getting Other Information About the Current Selection 582 Inserting Text at a Selection 586 Inserting a Paragraph in a Selection 587 Applying a Style 587 Extending a Selection 588 Collapsing a Selection 589 Creating and Using Ranges 589 Defining a Named Range 590 Redefining a Range 591 Using the Duplicate Property to Store or Copy Formatting 591 Manipulating Options 591 Making Sure Hyperlinks Require Ctrl+Clicking 591 Turning Off Overtype 592 Setting a Default File Path 592 Turning Off Track Changes 593 Accessing OneNote 593 The Bottom Line 594 Chapter 21 Working with Widely Used Objects in Word 597 Using Find and Replace via VBA 597 Understanding the Syntax of the Execute Method 599 Putting Find and Replace to Work 602 Working with Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers 603 Understanding How VBA Implements Headers and Footers 604 Getting to a Header or Footer 604 Checking to See If a Header or Footer Exists 604 Linking to the Header or Footer in the Previous Section 605 Creating a Different First-Page Header 605 Creating Different Odd- and Even-Page Headers 605 Adding Page Numbers to Your Headers and Footers 606 Working with Sections, Page Setup, Windows, and Views 610 Adding a Section to a Document 610 Changing the Page Setup 611 Opening a New Window Containing an Open Document 611 Closing All Windows Except the First for a Document 612 Splitting a Window 612 Displaying the Document Map for a Window 612 Scrolling a Window 613 Arranging Windows 613 Positioning and Sizing a Window 613 Making Sure an Item Is Displayed in the Window 614 Changing a Document s View 614 Switching to Read Mode 615 Zooming the View to Display Multiple Pages 615 Working with Tables 615 Creating a Table 616 Selecting a Table 617 Converting Text to a Table 617 Ensuring That a Selection Is Within a Table 619 Finding Out Where a Selection Is Within a Table 619 Sorting a Table 620 Adding a Column to a Table 621 Deleting a Column from a Table 622 Setting the Width of a Column 622 Selecting a Column 623 Adding a Row to a Table 623 Deleting a Row from a Table 623 Setting the Height of One or More Rows 624 Selecting a Row 624 Inserting a Cell 624 Returning the Text in a Cell 625 Entering Text in a Cell 625 Deleting Cells 625 Selecting a Range of Cells 626 Converting a Table or Rows to Text 627 The Bottom Line 628 Chapter 22 Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects 631 Getting an Overview of the Excel Object Model 631 Understanding Excel s Creatable Objects 632 Managing Workbooks 633 Creating a Workbook 633 Saving a Workbook 635 Accessing Cloud Storage 637 Opening a Workbook 638 Closing a Workbook 640 Sharing a Workbook 641 Protecting a Workbook 641 Working with the ActiveWorkbook Object 642 Working with Worksheets 642 Inserting a Worksheet 643 Deleting a Worksheet 643 Copying or Moving a Worksheet 644 Printing a Worksheet 645 Protecting a Worksheet 646 Working with the ActiveSheet Object 647 Working with the Active Cell or Selection647 Working with the Active Cell 648 Working with the User s Selection 650 Working with Ranges 650 Working with a Range of Cells 650 Creating a Named Range 650 Deleting a Named Range 651 Working with a Named Range 652 Working with the Used Range 652 Working with SpecialCells 652 Entering a Formula in a Cell 653 Setting Options 654 Setting Options in the Application Object t 654 Setting Options in a Workbook 655 Accessing OneNote 655 The Bottom Line 656 Chapter 23 Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel 659 Working with Charts 659 Creating a Chart 659 Specifying the Source Data for the Chart 661 Specifying a Chart Type 661 Working with Series in the Chart 661 Adding a Legend to the Chart 664 Adding a Chart Title 664 Working with a Chart Axis 665 Formatting Headers and Footers 665 Working with Windows Objects 666 Opening a New Window on a Workbook 666 Closing a Window 666 Activating a Window 666 Arranging and Resizing Windows 667 Zooming a Window and Setting Display Options 668 Working with Find and Replace 669 Searching with the Find Method 669 Continuing a Search with the FindNext and FindPrevious Methods 670 Replacing with the Replace Method 671 Searching for and Replacing Formatting 671 Adding Shapes 672 The Bottom Line 672 Chapter 24 Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects 673 Getting an Overview of the PowerPoint Object Model 673 Understanding PowerPoint s Creatable Objects 674 Working with Presentations 675 Creating a New Presentation Based on the Default Template 675 Creating a New Presentation Based on a Template 676 Opening an Existing Presentation 677 Opening a Presentation from the Cloud 677 Saving a Presentation 678 Closing a Presentation 680 Exporting a Presentation or Some Slides to Graphics 681 Printing a Presentation 681 Applying a Template to a Presentation, to a Slide, or to a Range of Slides 682 Working with the Active Presentation 683 Working with Windows and Views 683 Working with the Active Window 684 Opening a New Window on a Presentation 684 Closing a Window 684 Activating a Window 685 Arranging and Resizing Windows 685 Changing the View 686 Working with Panes 686 Working with Slides 686 Adding a Slide to a Presentation 687 Inserting Slides from an Existing Presentation 688 Finding a Slide by Its ID Number 688 Changing the Layout of an Existing Slide 689 Deleting an Existing Slide 689 Copying and Pasting a Slide 689 Duplicating a Slide 689 Moving a Slide 690 Accessing a Slide by Name 690 Working with a Range of Slides 690 Formatting a Slide 691 Setting a Transition for a Slide, a Range of Slides, or a Master 692 Working with Masters 693 Working with the Slide Master 693 Working with the Title Master 694 Working with the Handout Master 694 Working with the Notes Master 694 Deleting a Master 695 The Bottom Line695 Chapter 25 Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows 697 Working with Shapes 697 Adding Shapes to Slides 697 Deleting a Shape 703 Selecting All Shapes 703 Repositioning and Resizing a Shape 703 Copying Formatting from One Shape to Another 704 Working with Text in a Shape704 Animating a Shape or a Range of Shapes 709 Working with Headers and Footers 711 Returning the Header or Footer Object You Want 711 Displaying or Hiding a Header or Footer Object 711 Setting the Text in a Header or Footer 712 Setting the Format for Date and Time Headers and Footers 712 Setting Up and Running a Slide Show 713 Controlling the Show Type 713 Creating a Custom Show 714 Deleting a Custom Show 715 Starting a Slide Show 715 Changing the Size and Position of a Slide Show 715 Moving from Slide to Slide 716 Pausing the Show and Using White and Black Screens 716 Starting and Stopping Custom Shows 717 Exiting a Slide Show 717 The Bottom Line 717 Chapter 26 Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects 719 Getting an Overview of the Outlook Object Model 719 Understanding Where Outlook Stores VBA Macros 720 Understanding Outlook s Most Common Creatable Objects 720 Working with the Application Object 721 Introducing the NameSpace Object 722 Working with Inspectors and Explorers 722 Understanding Inspectors and Explorers 724 Creating Items 726 Quitting Outlook 727 Understanding General Methods for Working with Outlook Objects 727 Using the Display Method 727 Using the Close Method 728 Using the PrintOut Method 729 Using the Save Method 729 Using the SaveAs Method 730 Working with Messages 731 Creating a New Message 731 Working with the Contents of a Message 731 Adding an Attachment to a Message 732 Sending a Message 733 Working with Calendar Items 734 Creating a New Calendar Item 734 Working with the Contents of a Calendar Item 734 Working with Tasks and Task Requests 735 Creating a Task 735 Working with the Contents of a Task Item 735 Assigning a Task to a Colleague 736 Searching for Items 737 The Bottom Line 738 Chapter 27 Working with Events in Outlook 741 Working with Application-Level Events 742 Using the Startup Event 744 Using the Quit Event 744 Using the ItemSend Event 745 Using the NewMail Event 746 Using the AdvancedSearchComplete and the AdvancedSearchStopped Events 746 Using the MAPILogonComplete Event 747 Using the Reminder Event 748 Using the OptionsPagesAdd Event 748 Working with Item-Level Events 748 Declaring an Object Variable and Initializing an Event 749 Understanding the Events That Apply to All Message Items 750 Understanding the Events That Apply to Explorers, Inspectors, and Views 752 Understanding the Events That Apply to Folders 756 Understanding the Events That Apply to Items and Results Objects 757 Understanding the Events That Apply to Reminders 757 Understanding the Events That Apply to Synchronization 758 Understanding Quick Steps 758 The Bottom Line 759 Chapter 28 Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects 761 Getting Started with VBA in Access 761 Creating a Module in the VBA Editor 763 Creating a Function 763 Using the Macro Designer 763 Creating an Access-Style Macro to Run a Function 763 Translating an Access-Style Macro into a VBA Macro 765 Using an AutoExec Macro to Initialize an Access Session 767 Running a Subprocedure 767 Understanding the Option Compare Database Statement 768 Getting an Overview of the Access Object Model 768 Understanding Creatable Objects in Access 769 Opening and Closing Databases 770 Using the CurrentDb Method to Return the Current Database 770 Closing the Current Database and Opening a Different Database 770 Communicating Between Office Applications773 Opening Multiple Databases at Once 774 Closing a Database 776 Creating and Removing Workspaces 776 Working with the Screen Object 777 Using the DoCmd Object to Run Access Commands 778 Using the OpenForm Method to Open a Form 782 Using the PrintOut Method to Print an Object 783 Using the RunMacro Method to Run an Access-Style Macro 784 The Bottom Line 784 Chapter 29 Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA 787 Understanding How to Proceed 787 Preparing to Manage the Data in a Database 788 Adding a Reference to the Appropriate Object Library 788 Establishing a Connection to the Database 789 Opening a Recordset 789 Opening a Recordset Using ADO 789 Choosing How to Access the Data in an ADO Recordset 792 Accessing a Particular Record in a Recordset 800 Using the MoveFirst, MoveNext, MovePrevious, and MoveLast Methods 800 Using the Move Method to Move Past Multiple Records 801 Searching for a Record 802 Searching for a Record in an ADO Recordset 802 Searching for a Record in a DAO Recordset 804 Returning the Fields in a Record 805 Editing a Record 805 Inserting and Deleting Records 805 Closing a Recordset 806 Saving a Recordset to the Cloud 806 The Bottom Line 808 Chapter 30 Accessing One Application from Another Application 809 Understanding the Tools Used to Communicate Between Applications 809 Using Automation to Transfer Information 810 Understanding Early and Late Binding 811 Creating an Object with the CreateObject Function 812 Returning an Object with the GetObject Function 813 Examples of Using Automation with the Offi ce Applications 813 Using the Shell Function to Run an Application 822 Using Data Objects to Store and Retrieve Information 824 Creating a Data Object 824 Storing Information in a Data Object 825 Returning Information from a Data Object 825 Assigning Information to the Clipboard 826 Finding Out Whether a Data Object Contains a Given Format 826 Communicating via DDE 827 Using DDEInitiate to Start a DDE Connection 827 Using DDERequest to Return Text from Another Application 828 Using DDEPoke to Send Text to Another Application 829 Using DDEExecute to Have One Application Execute a Command in Another 830 Using DDETerminate to Close a DDE Channel 830 Using DDETerminateAll to Close All Open DDE Channels 831 Communicating via SendKeys 831 Going Beyond VBA 835 The Bottom Line 836 Chapter 31 Programming the Office 2016 Ribbon 837 What Is XML? 838 Hiding the Clipboard Group on the Word Ribbon 839 A Word of Warning 845 XML Terminology 845 Using Built-In Icons 846 Working with Excel and PowerPoint 846 Undoing Ribbon Modifications 847 Selecting the Scope of Your Ribbon Customization 847 Adding a New Group 848 Cautions About Customizing 848 Two Ways to Find the Correct idMso 850 Adding Callbacks 851 Adding Attributes 853 Using Built-In Icons and ScreenTips 853 Creating Your Own Icons 854 Using Menus and Lists 855 Adding Menus 855 Adding a DropDown List Control 857 Using a DialogBoxLauncher 859 Toggling with a Toggle-Button Control 860 Modifying the Ribbon in Access 861 Testing Your New Ribbon 863 Adding a Callback in Access 865 What to Look For If Things Go Wrong 866 Employ Error-Message Tools 866 Cure Common User-Interface Programming Problems 867 Where to Go from Here 869 The Bottom Line 870 Appendix The Bottom Line 871 Chapter 1: Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications 871 Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor 872 Chapter 3: Editing Recorded Macros 873 Chapter 4: Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor 874 Chapter 5: Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax 876 Chapter 6: Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations 878 Chapter 7: Using Array Variables 880 Chapter 8: Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need 881 Chapter 9: Using Built-in Functions 882 Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Functions 883 Chapter 11: Making Decisions in Your Code 885 Chapter 12: Using Loops to Repeat Actions 886 Chapter 13: Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes 887 Chapter 14: Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes 889 Chapter 15: Creating Complex Forms 892 Chapter 16: Building Modular Code and Using Classes 894 Chapter 17: Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors 895 Chapter 18: Building Well-Behaved Code 897 Chapter 19: Exploring VBA s Security Features 898 Chapter 20: Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects 900 Chapter 21: Working with Widely Used Objects in Word 901 Chapter 22: Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects 902 Chapter 23: Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel 903 Chapter 24: Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects 904 Chapter 25: Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows 905 Chapter 26: Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects 906 Chapter 27: Working with Events in Outlook 906 Chapter 28: Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects 907 Chapter 29: Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA 909 Chapter 30: Accessing One Application from Another Application 910 Chapter 31: Programming the Office 2016 Ribbon 911 Index 913
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About Richard Mansfield

Richard Mansfield is a best-selling author and a widely recognized expert on computer programming. He has authored or co-authored 46 books, including Programming: A Beginner's Guide, and the best-sellers Machine Language for Beginners, and The Visual Guide to Visual Basic. Overall, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 12 languages.
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