Instead of struggling to build your own custom tab for the Excel Ribbon, download my sample file. It has a pre-built tab, and you can put your Excel macros on this custom tab, by making simple changes on a worksheet.
Have you ever been working with text in Excel, and wondered how that text would look in a different colour? Instead of black, maybe it would be better in red, or green, or blue. Did you know that Excel has a built-in command called Cycle Font Color?
Were you using Excel, way back in 1993, when VBA was introduced in Excel 5.0? Now, there are new ways to automate Excel, and a great opportunity to learn more about them, at the Develop Excel conference in London, on October 18th.
When you double-click a pivot table value cell, Excel adds a new sheet to your workbook, with the details for that summary value. To make it easy to find those sheets, and delete them later, use the latest version of my macros to rename Pivot Table DrillDown sheets.
With Excel comments, you can put a quick note in a cell, to explain a cell's value. A new type of comment is coming to Excel soon, and here is a warning, before you make the switch.
Someone asked how they could show the items in a worksheet Combobox list, one after the other. It was an interesting challenge, so here is my Activex Combobox item select macro.
If you add comments to worksheet, eventually those comments might wander away from their original locations. Sometimes the comments change size too, and you need to adjust them. Instead of making changes manually, move or resize Excel comments with macros, to save time.
When you're building a pivot table, if you add fields to the Values area, Excel automatically adds "Sum of" or "Count of" to the start of the field name. You can manually remove that text, or use macros to quickly change the headings. There is one macro example here, and more on my Contextures website.
With dependent drop downs, select an item from one Excel drop down list, and the next drop down only show the related items. For example, choose Canada in column C, and only see Canadian provinces in column D's drop down. Now, go beyond those basics – see how to create multiple dependent drop downs – Region, Country, Area and City.