How do I Record and Run Macros in Microsoft Excel?

Macros are automated sequences of actions that allow you to perform repetitive tasks with a single click. In this guide, we will show you how to record and run macros in Microsoft Excel.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel:

  • Launch Microsoft Excel and open the spreadsheet where you want to record the macro.

Step 2: Access Macro Recording:

  • Click on the “View” tab in the top menu bar.
  • Locate the “Macros” group and click on the “Record Macro” button.
Record Macro

Step 3: Specify Macro Details:

  • In the Macro dialog box, specify a name for the macro and a shortcut key if desired.
  • Choose where to store the macro by selecting “This Workbook” or “Personal Macro Workbook“.
  • Add a description if needed, and choose whether to make the macro available to all worksheets or just the current one.

Step 4: Record the Macro:

  • Click on the “OK” button to start recording the macro.
  • Perform the actions you want the macro to automate.
  • This can include formatting cells, entering data, or any other repetitive tasks.

Step 5: Stop Recording the Macro:

  • Once you have finished recording the macro, click on the “Stop Recording” button located in the bottom left of the screen.

Step 6: Run the Macro:

  • To run the macro, simply press the specified shortcut key or navigate to the “Macros” group in the View tab and click on the macro name.
  • The recorded actions will automatically be performed by the macro.

Step 7: Edit or Delete the Macro:

  • To edit or delete a macro, click on the “View” tab and select the “Macros” button.
  • Choose the macro you want to modify or delete and click on the corresponding button.

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