95+ Useful Excel Macro Examples for VBA Beginners (Ready-to-use)

What is a Macro Code?

In Excel, macro code is a programming code which is written in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) language.

The idea behind using a macro code is to automate an action which you perform manually in Excel, otherwise.

For example, you can use a code to print only a particular range of cells just with a single click instead of selecting the range -> File Tab -> Print -> Print Select -> OK Button.

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How to use a Macro Code in Excel

  • Go to your developer tab and click on “Visual Basic” to open the Visual Basic Editor.
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  • On the left side in “Project Window”, right click on the name of your workbook and insert a new module.
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  • Just paste your code into the module and close it.
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  • Now, go to your developer tab and click on the macro button.
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  • It will show you a window with a list of the macros you have in your file from where you can run a macro from that list.
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List of top 100 macro Examples (CODES) for VBA beginners

I’ve added all the codes into specific categories so you can find your favorite codes quickly. Just read the title and click on it to get the code.

Basic Codes

These VBA codes will help you to perform some basic tasks in a flash which you frequently do in your spreadsheets.

1. Add Serial Numbers

Sub AddSerialNumbers()
Dim i As Integer
On Error GoTo Last
i = InputBox("Enter Value", "Enter Serial Numbers")
For i = 1 To i
ActiveCell.Value = i
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Activate
Next i
Last:Exit Sub
End Sub

2. Insert Multiple Columns

Sub InsertMultipleColumns()
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
ActiveCell.EntireColumn.Select
On Error GoTo Last
i = InputBox("Enter number of columns to insert", "Insert Columns")
For j = 1 To i
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight, CopyOrigin:=xlFormatFromRightorAbove
Next j
Last: Exit Sub
End Sub

This code helps you to enter multiple columns in a single click. When you run this code it asks you the number columns you want to add and when you click OK, it adds entered number of columns after the selected cell. If you want to add columns before the selected cell, replace the xlToRight to xlToLeft in the code.

3. Insert Multiple Rows

Sub InsertMultipleRows()
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
ActiveCell.EntireRow.Select
On Error GoTo Last
i = InputBox("Enter number of columns to insert", "Insert Columns")
For j = 1 To i
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToDown, CopyOrigin:=xlFormatFromRightorAbove
Next j
Last: Exit Sub
End Sub

4. Auto Fit Columns

Sub AutoFitColumns()
Cells.Select
Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
End Sub

5. Auto Fit Rows

Sub AutoFitRows()
Cells.Select
Cells.EntireRow.AutoFit
End Sub

You can use this code to auto-fit all the rows in a worksheet. When you run this code it will select all the cells in your worksheet and instantly auto-fit all the row.

6. Remove Text Wrap

Sub RemoveTextWrap()
Range("A1").WrapText = False
End Sub

This code will help you to remove text wrap from the entire worksheet with a single click. It will first select all the columns and then remove text wrap and auto fit all the rows and columns. There’s also a shortcut that you can use (Alt + H +‌W) for but if you add this code to QAT it’s way more than keyboard shortcut.

7. Unmerge Cells

Sub UnmergeCells()
Selection.UnMerge
End Sub

This code simply uses the unmerge options which you have on the HOME‌ tab. The benefit of using this code is you can add it to the QAT and unmerge all the cell in the selection. And if you want to un-merge a specific range you can define that range in the code by replacing the word selection.

8. Open Calculator

Sub OpenCalculator()
Application.ActivateMicrosoftApp Index:=0
End Sub

In Windows, there is a specific calculator and by using this macro code you can open that calculator directly from Excel. As I mentioned that it’s for windows and if you run this code in the MAC version of VBA you’ll get an error.

9. Add Header/Footer Date

Sub DateInHeader()
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.LeftHeader = ""
.CenterHeader = "&D"
.RightHeader = ""
.LeftFooter = ""
.CenterFooter = ""
.RightFooter = ""
End With
End Sub

This macro adds a date to the header when you run it. It simply uses the tag “&D” for adding the date. You can also change it to the footer or change the side by replacing the “” with the date tag. And if you want to add a specific date instead of the current date you can replace the “&D” tag with that date from the code.

10. Custom Header/Footer

Sub CustomHeader()
Dim myText As String
myText = InputBox("Enter your text here", "Enter Text")
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.LeftHeader = ""
.CenterHeader = myText
.RightHeader = ""
.LeftFooter = ""
.CenterFooter = ""
.RightFooter = ""
End With
End Sub

When you run this code, it shows an input box that asks you to enter the text which you want to add as a header, and once you enter it click OK.

If you see this closely you have six different lines of code to choose the place for the header or footer. Let’s say if you want to add left-footer instead of center header simply replace the “myText” to that line of the code by replacing the “” from there.

Formatting Codes

These VBA codes will help you to format cells and ranges using some specific criteria and conditions.

11. Highlight Duplicates from Selection

Sub HighlightDuplicateValues()
Dim myRange As Range
Dim myCell As Range
Set myRange = Selection
For Each myCell In myRange
If WorksheetFunction.CountIf(myRange, myCell.Value) > 1 Then
myCell.Interior.ColorIndex = 36
End If
Next myCell
End Sub

This macro will check each cell of your selection and highlight the duplicate values.  You can also change the color from the code.

12. Highlight the Active Row and Column

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim strRange As String
strRange = Target.Cells.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireColumn.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireRow.Address
Range(strRange).Select
End Sub

I really love to use this macro code whenever I have to analyze a data table. Here are the quick steps to apply this code.

  1. Open VBE (ALT + F11).
  2. Go to Project Explorer (Ctrl + R, If hidden).
  3. Select your workbook & double click on the name of a particular worksheet in which you want to activate the macro.
  4. Paste the code into it and select the “BeforeDoubleClick” from event drop down menu.
  5. Close VBE and you are done.

Remember that, by applying this macro you will not able to edit the cell by double click.

13. Highlight Top 10 Values

Sub TopTen()
Selection.FormatConditions.AddTop10
Selection.FormatConditions(Selection.FormatConditions.Count).S
tFirstPriority
With Selection.FormatConditions(1)
.TopBottom = xlTop10Top
.Rank = 10
.Percent = False
End With
With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Font
.Color = -16752384
.TintAndShade = 0
End With
With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Interior
.PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic
.Color = 13561798
.TintAndShade = 0
End With
Selection.FormatConditions(1).StopIfTrue = False
End Sub

Just select a range and run this macro and it will highlight top 10 values with the green color.

14. Highlight Named Ranges

Sub HighlightRanges()
Dim RangeName As Name
Dim HighlightRange As Range
On Error Resume Next
For Each RangeName In ActiveWorkbook.Names
Set HighlightRange = RangeName.RefersToRange
HighlightRange.Interior.ColorIndex = 36
Next RangeName
End Sub

If you are not sure about how many named ranges you have in your worksheet then you can use this code to highlight all of them.

15. Highlight Greater than Values

Sub HighlightGreaterThanValues()
Dim i As Integer
i = InputBox("Enter Greater Than Value", "Enter Value")
Selection.FormatConditions.Delete
Selection.FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlCellValue, _
Operator:=xlGreater, Formula1:=i
Selection.FormatConditions(Selection.FormatConditions.Count).S
tFirstPriority
With Selection.FormatConditions(1)
.Font.Color = RGB(0, 0, 0)
.Interior.Color = RGB(31, 218, 154)
End With
End Sub

Once you run this code it will ask you for the value from which you want to highlight all greater values.

16. Highlight Lower Than Values

Sub HighlightLowerThanValues()
Dim i As Integer
i = InputBox("Enter Lower Than Value", "Enter Value")
Selection.FormatConditions.Delete
Selection.FormatConditions.Add _
Type:=xlCellValue, _
Operator:=xlLower, _
Formula1:=i
Selection.FormatConditions(Selection.FormatConditions.Count).S
tFirstPriority
With Selection.FormatConditions(1)
.Font.Color = RGB(0, 0, 0)
.Interior.Color = RGB(217, 83, 79)
End With
End Sub

Once you run this code it will ask you for the value from which you want to highlight all lower values.

17. Highlight Negative Numbers

Sub highlightNegativeNumbers()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(Rng) Then
If Rng.Value < 0 Then
Rng.Font.Color= -16776961
End If
End If
Next
End Sub

Select a range of cells and run this code. It will check each cell from the range and highlight all cells the where you have a negative number.

18. Highlight Specific Text

Sub highlightValue()
Dim myStr As String
Dim myRg As range
Dim myTxt As String
Dim myCell As range
Dim myChar As String
Dim I As Long
Dim J As Long
On Error Resume Next
If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
myTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
Else
myTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
End If
LInput: Set myRg = _
Application.InputBox _
("please select the data range:", "Selection Required", myTxt, , , , , 8)
If myRg Is Nothing Then
Exit Sub
If myRg.Areas.Count > 1 Then
MsgBox "not support multiple columns"
GoTo LInput
End If
If myRg.Columns.Count <> 2 Then
MsgBox "the selected range can only contain two columns "
GoTo LInput
End If
For I = 0 To myRg.Rows.Count - 1
myStr = myRg.range("B1").Offset(I, 0).Value
With myRg.range("A1").Offset(I, 0)
.Font.ColorIndex = 1
For J = 1 To Len(.Text)
Mid(.Text, J, Len(myStr)) = myStrThen
.Characters(J, Len(myStr)).Font.ColorIndex = 3
Next
End With
Next I
End Sub

Suppose you have a large data set and you want to check for a particular value. For this, you can use this code. When you run it, you will get an input box to enter the value to search for.

19. Highlight Cells with Comments

Sub highlightCommentCells()
Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeComments).Select
Selection.Style= "Note"
End Sub

To highlight all the cells with comments use this macro.

20. Highlight Alternate Rows in the Selection

Sub highlightAlternateRows()
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In Selection.Rows
If rng.Row Mod 2 = 1 Then
rng.Style = "20% -Accent1"
rng.Value = rng ^ (1 / 3)
Else
End If
Next rng
End Sub

By highlighting alternate rows you can make your data easily readable, and for this, you can use below VBA code. It will simply highlight every alternate row in selected range.

21. Highlight Cells with Misspelled Words

Sub HighlightMisspelledCells()
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
If Not Application.CheckSpelling(word:=rng.Text) Then
rng.Style = "Bad"
End If
Next rng
End Sub

If you find hard to check all the cells for spelling error then this code is for you. It will check each cell from the selection and highlight the cell where is a misspelled word.

22. Highlight Cells With Error in the Entire Worksheet

Sub highlightErrors()
Dim rng As Range
Dim i As Integer
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
If WorksheetFunction.IsError(rng) Then
i = i + 1
rng.Style = "bad"
End If
Next rng
MsgBox _
"There are total " & i _
& " error(s) in this worksheet."
End Sub

To highlight and count all the cells in which you have an error, this code will help you. Just run this code and it will return a message with the number error cells and highlight all the cells.

23. Highlight Cells with a Specific Text in Worksheet

Sub highlightSpecificValues()
Dim rng As range
Dim i As Integer
Dim c As Variant
c = InputBox("Enter Value To Highlight")
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
If rng = c Then
rng.Style = "Note"
i = i + 1
End If
Next rng
MsgBox "There are total " & i & " " & c & " in this worksheet."
End Sub

This code will help you to count the cells which have a specific value which you will mention and after that highlight all those cells.

24. Highlight all the Blank Cells Invisible Space

Sub blankWithSpace()
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
If rng.Value = " " Then
rng.Style = "Note"
End If
Next rng
End Sub

Sometimes there are some cells which are blank but they have a single space and due to this, it’s really hard to identify them. This code will check all the cell in the worksheet and highlight all the cells which have a single space.

25. Highlight Max Value In The Range

Sub highlightMaxValue()
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In Selection
If rng = WorksheetFunction.Max(Selection) Then
rng.Style = "Good"
End If
Next rng
End Sub

It will check all the selected cells and highlight the cell with the maximum value.

26. Highlight Min Value In The Range

Sub highlightMinValue()
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In Selection
If rng = WorksheetFunction.Min(Selection) Then
rng.Style = "Good"
End If
Next rng
End Sub

It will check all the selected cells and highlight the cell with the Minimum value.

27. Highlight Unique Values

Sub highlightUniqueValues()
Dim rng As Range
Set rng = Selection
rng.FormatConditions.Delete
Dim uv As UniqueValues
Set uv = rng.FormatConditions.AddUniqueValues
uv.DupeUnique = xlUnique
uv.Interior.Color = vbGreen
End Sub

This codes will highlight all the cells from the selection which has a unique value.

28. Highlight Difference in Columns

Sub columnDifference()
Range("H7:H8,I7:I8").Select
Selection.ColumnDifferences(ActiveCell).Select
Selection.Style= "Bad"
End Sub

Using this code you can highlight the difference between two columns (corresponding cells).

29. Highlight Difference in Rows

Sub rowDifference()
Range("H7:H8,I7:I8").Select
Selection.RowDifferences(ActiveCell).Select
Selection.Style= "Bad"
End Sub

And by using this code you can highlight difference between two row (corresponding cells).

Printing Codes

These macro codes will help you to automate some printing tasks which can further save you a ton of time.

30. Print Comments

Sub printComments()
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.printComments = xlPrintSheetEnd
End With
End Sub

Use this macro to activate settings to print cell comments in the end of the page. Let’s say you have 10 pages to print, after using this code you will get all the comments on 11th last page.

31. Print Narrow Margin

Sub printNarrowMargin()
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.LeftMargin = Application
.InchesToPoints (0.25)
.RightMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.25)
.TopMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
.BottomMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.75)
.HeaderMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
.FooterMargin = Application.InchesToPoints(0.3)
End With
ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut _
Copies:=1, _
Collate:=True, _
IgnorePrintAreas:=False
End Sub

Use this VBA code to take a print with a narrow margin. When you run this macro it will automatically change margins to narrow.

32. Print Selection

Sub printSelection()
Selection.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
End Sub

This code will help you print selected range. You don’t need to go to printing options and set printing range. Just select a range and run this code.

33. Print Custom Pages

Sub printCustomSelection()
Dim startpage As Integer
Dim endpage As Integer
startpage = _
InputBox("Please Enter Start Page number.", "Enter Value")
If Not WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(startpage) Then
MsgBox _
"Invalid Start Page number. Please try again.", "Error"
Exit Sub
End If
endpage = _
InputBox("Please Enter End Page number.", "Enter Value")
If Not WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(endpage) Then
MsgBox _
"Invalid End Page number. Please try again.", "Error"
Exit Sub
End If
Selection.PrintOut From:=startpage, _
To:=endpage, Copies:=1, Collate:=True
End Sub

Instead of using the setting from print options you can use this code to print custom page range. Let’s say you want to print pages from 5 to 10. You just need to run this VBA code and enter start page and end page.

Worksheet Codes

These macro codes will help you to control and manage worksheets in an easy way and save your a lot of time.

34. Hide all but the Active Worksheet

Sub HideWorksheet()
Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets
If ws.Name <> ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Name Then
ws.Visible = xlSheetHidden
End If
Next ws
End Sub

Now, let’s say if you want to hide all the worksheets in your workbook other than the active worksheet. This macro code will do this for you.

35. Unhide all Hidden Worksheets

Sub UnhideAllWorksheet()
Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible
Next ws
End Sub

And if you want to un-hide all the worksheets which you have hide with previous code, here is the code for that.

36. Delete all but the Active Worksheet

Sub DeleteWorksheets()
Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets
If ws.name <> ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.name Then
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
ws.Delete
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End If
Next ws
End Sub

If you want to delete all the worksheets other than the active sheet, this macro is useful for you. When you run this macro it will compare the name of the active worksheet with other worksheets and then delete them.

37. Protect all Worksheets Instantly

Sub ProtectAllWorskeets()
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim ps As String
ps = InputBox("Enter a Password.", vbOKCancel)
For Each ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
ws.Protect Password:=ps
Next ws
End Sub

If you want to protect your all worksheets in one go here is a code for you. When you run this macro, you will get an input box to enter a password. Once you enter your password, click OK. And make sure to take care about CAPS.

38. Resize All Charts in a Worksheet

Sub Resize_Charts()
Dim i As Integer
For i = 1 To ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Count
With ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(i)
.Width = 300
.Height = 200
End With
Next i
End Sub

Make all chart same in size. This macro code will help you to make all the charts of the same size. You can change the height and width of charts by changing it in macro code.

39. Insert Multiple Worksheets

Sub InsertMultipleSheets()
Dim i As Integer
i = _
InputBox("Enter number of sheets to insert.", _
"Enter Multiple Sheets")
Sheets.Add After:=ActiveSheet, Count:=i
End Sub

You can use this code if you want to add multiple worksheets in your workbook in a single shot. When you run this macro code you will get an input box to enter the total number of sheets you want to enter.

40. Protect Worksheet

Sub ProtectWS()
ActiveSheet.Protect "mypassword", True, True
End Sub

If you want to protect your worksheet you can use this macro code. All you have to do just mention your password in the code.

41. Un-Protect Worksheet

Sub UnprotectWS()
ActiveSheet.Unprotect "mypassword"
End Sub

If you want to unprotect your worksheet you can use this macro code. All you have to do just mention your password which you have used while protecting your worksheet.

42. Sort Worksheets

Sub SortWorksheets()
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
Dim iAnswer As VbMsgBoxResult
iAnswer = MsgBox("Sort Sheets in Ascending Order?" & Chr(10) _
& "Clicking No will sort in Descending Order", _
vbYesNoCancel + vbQuestion + vbDefaultButton1, "Sort Worksheets")
For i = 1 To Sheets.Count
For j = 1 To Sheets.Count - 1
If iAnswer = vbYes Then
If UCase$(Sheets(j).Name) > UCase$(Sheets(j + 1).Name) Then
Sheets(j).Move After:=Sheets(j + 1)
End If
ElseIf iAnswer = vbNo Then
If UCase$(Sheets(j).Name) < UCase$(Sheets(j + 1).Name) Then Sheets(j).Move After:=Sheets(j + 1)
End If
End If
Next j
Next i
End Sub

This code will help you to sort worksheets in your workbook according to their name.

43. Protect all the Cells With Formulas

Sub lockCellsWithFormulas()
With ActiveSheet
.Unprotect
.Cells.Locked = False
.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Locked = True
.Protect AllowDeletingRows:=True
End With
End Sub

To protect cell with formula with a single click you can use this code.

44. Delete all Blank Worksheets

Sub deleteBlankWorksheets()
Dim Ws As Worksheet
On Error Resume Next
Application.ScreenUpdating= False
Application.DisplayAlerts= False
For Each Ws In Application.Worksheets
If Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(Ws.UsedRange) = 0 Then
Ws.Delete
End If
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating= True
Application.DisplayAlerts= True
End Sub

Run this code and it will check all the worksheets in the active workbook and delete if a worksheet is blank.

45. Unhide all Rows and Columns

Sub UnhideRowsColumns()
Columns.EntireColumn.Hidden = False
Rows.EntireRow.Hidden = False
End Sub

Instead of unhiding rows and columns on by one manually you can use this code to do this in a single go.

46. Save Each Worksheet as a Single PDF

Sub SaveWorkshetAsPDF()
Dimws As Worksheet
For Each ws In Worksheets
ws.ExportAsFixedFormat _
xlTypePDF, _
"ENTER-FOLDER-NAME-HERE" & _
ws.Name & ".pdf"
Next ws
End Sub

This code will simply save all the worksheets in a separate PDF file. You just need to change the folder name from the code.

47. Disable Page Breaks

Sub DisablePageBreaks()
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim wks As Worksheet
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For Each wb In Application.Workbooks
For Each Sht In wb.Worksheets
Sht.DisplayPageBreaks = False
Next Sht
Next wb
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

To disable page breaks use this code. It will simply disable page breaks from all the open workbooks.

Workbook Codes

These codes will help you to perform workbook level tasks in an easy way and with minimum efforts.

48. Create a Backup of a Current Workbook

Sub FileBackUp()
ThisWorkbook.SaveCopyAs Filename:=ThisWorkbook.Path & _
"" & Format(Date, "mm-dd-yy") & " " & _
ThisWorkbook.name
End Sub

This is one of the most useful macros which can help you to save a backup file of your current workbook. It will save a backup file in the same directory where your current file is saved and it will also add the current date with the name of the file.

49. Close all Workbooks at Once

Sub CloseAllWorkbooks()
Dim wbs As Workbook
For Each wbs In Workbooks
wbs.Close SaveChanges:=True
Next wb
End Sub

Use this macro code to close all open workbooks. This macro code will first check all the workbooks one by one and close them. If any of the worksheets is not saved, you’ll get a message to save it.

50. Copy Active Worksheet into a New Workbook

Sub CopyWorksheetToNewWorkbook()
ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Copy _
Before:=Workbooks.Add.Worksheets(1)
End Sub

Let’s say if you want to copy your active worksheet in a new workbook, just run this macro code and it will do the same for you. It’s a super time saver.

51. Active Workbook in an Email

Sub Send_Mail()
Dim OutApp As Object
Dim OutMail As Object
Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(0)
With OutMail
.to = "Sales@FrontLinePaper.com"
.Subject = "Growth Report"
.Body = "Hello Team, Please find attached Growth Report."
.Attachments.Add ActiveWorkbook.FullName
.display
End With
Set OutMail = Nothing
Set OutApp = Nothing
End Sub

Use this macro code to quickly send your active workbook in an e-mail. You can change the subject, email, and body text in code and if you want to send this mail directly, use “.Send” instead of “.Display”.

52. Add Workbook to a Mail Attachment

Sub OpenWorkbookAsAttachment()
Application.Dialogs(xlDialogSendMail).Show
End Sub

Once you run this macro it will open your default mail client and attached active workbook with it as an attachment.

53. Welcome Message

Sub auto_open()
MsgBox _
"Welcome To ExcelChamps & Thanks for downloading this file."
End Sub

You can use auto_open to perform a task on opening a file and all you have to do just name your macro “auto_open”.

54. Closing Message

Sub auto_close()
MsgBox "Bye Bye! Don't forget to check other cool stuff on
sophuc.com"
End Sub

You can use close_open to perform a task on opening a file and all you have to do just name your macro “close_open”.

55. Count Open Unsaved Workbooks

Sub VisibleWorkbooks()
Dim book As Workbook
Dim i As Integer
For Each book In Workbooks
If book.Saved = False Then
i = i + 1
End If
Next book
MsgBox i
End Sub

Let’s you have 5-10 open workbooks, you can use this code to get the number of workbooks which are not saved yet.

Pivot Table Codes

These codes will help you to manage and make some changes in pivot tables in a flash.

56. Hide Pivot Table Subtotals

Sub HideSubtotals()
Dim pt As PivotTable
Dim pf As PivotField
On Error Resume Next
Set pt = ActiveSheet.PivotTables(ActiveCell.PivotTable.Name)
If pt Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "You must place your cursor inside of a PivotTable."
Exit Sub
End If
For Each pf In pt.PivotFields
pf.Subtotals(1) = True
pf.Subtotals(1) = False
Next pf
End Sub

If you want to hide all the subtotals, just run this code. First of all, make sure to select a cell from your pivot table and then run this macro.

57. Refresh All Pivot Tables

Sub vba_referesh_all_pivots()
Dim pt As PivotTable
For Each pt In ActiveWorkbook.PivotTables
pt.RefreshTable
Next pt
End Sub

A super quick method to refresh all pivot tables. Just run this code and all of your pivot tables in your workbook will be refresh in a single shot.

58. Create a Pivot Table

Follow this step by step guide to create a pivot table using VBA.

59. Auto Update Pivot Table Range

Sub UpdatePivotTableRange()
Dim Data_Sheet As Worksheet
Dim Pivot_Sheet As Worksheet
Dim StartPoint As Range
Dim DataRange As Range
Dim PivotName As String
Dim NewRange As String
Dim LastCol As Long
Dim lastRow As Long
'Set Pivot Table & Source Worksheet
Set Data_Sheet = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("PivotTableData3")
Set Pivot_Sheet = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Pivot3")
'Enter in Pivot Table Name
PivotName = "PivotTable2"
'Defining Staring Point & Dynamic Range
Data_Sheet.Activate
Set StartPoint = Data_Sheet.Range("A1")
LastCol = StartPoint.End(xlToRight).Column
DownCell = StartPoint.End(xlDown).Row
Set DataRange = Data_Sheet.Range(StartPoint, Cells(DownCell, LastCol))
NewRange = Data_Sheet.Name & "!" & DataRange.Address(ReferenceStyle:=xlR1C1)
'Change Pivot Table Data Source Range Address
Pivot_Sheet.PivotTables(PivotName). _
ChangePivotCache ActiveWorkbook. _
PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=NewRange)
'Ensure Pivot Table is Refreshed
Pivot_Sheet.PivotTables(PivotName).RefreshTable
'Complete Message
Pivot_Sheet.Activate
MsgBox "Your Pivot Table is now updated."
End Sub

If you are not using Excel tables then you can use this code to update pivot table range.

60. Disable/Enable Get Pivot Data

Sub activateGetPivotData()
Application.GenerateGetPivotData = True
End Sub
Sub deactivateGetPivotData()
Application.GenerateGetPivotData = False
End Sub

To disable/enable GetPivotData function you need to use Excel option. But with this code you can do it in a single click.

Charts Codes

Use these VBA codes to manage charts in Excel and save your lot of time.

61. Change Chart Type

Sub ChangeChartType()
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlColumnClustered
End Sub

This code will help you to convert chart type without using chart options from the tab. All you have to do just specify to which type you want to convert.

Below code will convert selected chart to a clustered column chart. There are different codes for different types, you can find all those types from here.

62. Paste Chart as an Image

Sub ConvertChartToPicture()
ActiveChart.ChartArea.Copy
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Select
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Paste.Select
End Sub

This code will help you to convert your chart into an image. You just need to select your chart and run this code.

63. Add Chart Title

Sub AddChartTitle()
Dim i As Variant
i = InputBox("Please enter your chart title", "Chart Title")
On Error GoTo Last
ActiveChart.SetElement (msoElementChartTitleAboveChart)
ActiveChart.ChartTitle.Text = i
Last:
Exit Sub
End Sub

First of all, you need to select your chart and the run this code. You will get an input box to enter chart title.

Advanced Codes

Some of the codes which you can use to preform advanced task in your spreadsheets.

64. Save Selected Range as a PDF

Sub HideSubtotals()
Dim pt As PivotTable
Dim pf As PivotField
On Error Resume Next
Set pt = ActiveSheet.PivotTables(ActiveCell.PivotTable.name)
If pt Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "You must place your cursor inside of a PivotTable."
Exit Sub
End If
For Each pf In pt.PivotFields
pf.Subtotals(1) = True
pf.Subtotals(1) = False
Next pf
End Sub

If you want to hide all the subtotals, just run this code. First of all, make sure to select a cell from your pivot table and then run this macro.

65. Create a Table of Content

Sub TableofContent()
Dim i As Long
On Error Resume Next
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Worksheets("Table of Content").Delete
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
On Error GoTo 0
ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Add Before:=ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(1)
ActiveSheet.Name = "Table of Content"
For i = 1 To Sheets.Count
With ActiveSheet
.Hyperlinks.Add _
Anchor:=ActiveSheet.Cells(i, 1), _
Address:="", _
SubAddress:="'" & Sheets(i).Name & "'!A1", _
ScreenTip:=Sheets(i).Name, _
TextToDisplay:=Sheets(i).Name
End With
Next i
End Sub

Let’s say you have more than 100 worksheets in your workbook and it’s hard to navigate now. Don’t worry this macro code will rescue everything. When you run this code it will create a new worksheet and create a index of worksheets with a hyperlink to them.

66. Convert Range into an Image

Sub PasteAsPicture()
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Paste.Select
End Sub

Paste selected range as an image. You just have to select the range and once you run this code it will automatically insert a picture for that range.

67. Insert a Linked Picture

Sub LinkedPicture()
Selection.Copy
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Paste(Link:=True).Select
End Sub

This VBA code will convert your selected range into a linked picture and you can use that image anywhere you want.

68. Use Text to Speech

Sub Speak()
Selection.Speak
End Sub

Just select a range and run this code. Excel will speak all the text what you have in that range, cell by cell.

69. Activate Data Entry Form

Sub DataForm()
ActiveSheet.ShowDataForm
End Sub

There is a default data entry form which you can use for data entry.

70. Use Goal Seek

Sub GoalSeekVBA()
Dim Target As Long
On Error GoTo Errorhandler
Target = InputBox("Enter the required value", "Enter Value")
Worksheets("Goal_Seek").Activate
With ActiveSheet.Range("C7")
.GoalSeek_ Goal:=Target, _
ChangingCell:=Range("C2")
End With
Exit Sub
Errorhandler: MsgBox ("Sorry, value is not valid.")
End Sub

Goal Seek can be super helpful for you to solve complex problems. Learn more about goal seek from here before you use this code.

71. VBA Code to Search on Google

Sub SearchWindow32()
Dim chromePath As String
Dim search_string As String
Dim query As String
query = InputBox("Enter here your search here", "Google Search")
search_string = query
search_string = Replace(search_string, " ", "+")
'Uncomment the following line for Windows 64 versions and comment out Windows 32 versions'
'chromePath = "C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe"
'Uncomment the following line for Windows 32 versions and comment out Windows 64 versions
'chromePath = "C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe"
Shell (chromePath & " -url http://google.com/#q=" & search_string)
End Sub

Follow this post to learn how to use this VBA code to search on Google.

Formula Codes

These codes will help you to calculate or get results which often you do with worksheet functions and formulas.

72. Convert all Formulas into Values

Sub convertToValues()
Dim MyRange As Range
Dim MyCell As Range
Select Case _
MsgBox("You Can't Undo This Action. " _
& "Save Workbook First?", vbYesNoCancel, _
"Alert")
Case Is = vbYes
ThisWorkbook.Save
Case Is = vbCancel
Exit Sub
End Select
Set MyRange = Selection
For Each MyCell In MyRange
If MyCell.HasFormula Then
MyCell.Formula = MyCell.Value
End If
Next MyCell
End Sub

Simply convert formulas into values. When you run this macro it will quickly change the formulas into absolute values.

73. Remove Spaces from Selected Cells

Sub RemoveSpaces()
Dim myRange As Range
Dim myCell As Range
Select Case MsgBox("You Can't Undo This Action. " _
& "Save Workbook First?", _
vbYesNoCancel, "Alert")
Case Is = vbYesThisWorkbook.Save
Case Is = vbCancel
Exit Sub
End Select
Set myRange = Selection
For Each myCell In myRange
If Not IsEmpty(myCell) Then
myCell = Trim(myCell)
End If
Next myCell
End Sub

One of the most useful macros from this list. It will check your selection and then remove all the extra spaces from that.

74. Remove Characters from a String

Public Function removeFirstC(rng As String, cnt As Long)
removeFirstC = Right(rng, Len(rng) - cnt)
End Function

Simply remove characters from the starting of a text string. All you need is to refer to a cell or insert a text into the function and number of characters to remove from the text string.

It has two arguments “rng” for the text string and “cnt” for the count of characters to remove. For Example: If you want to remove first characters from a cell, you need to enter 1 in cnt.

75. Add Insert Degree Symbol in Excel

Sub degreeSymbol( )
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In Selection
rng.Select
If ActiveCell <> "" Then
If IsNumeric(ActiveCell.Value) Then
ActiveCell.Value = ActiveCell.Value & "°"
End If
End If
Next
End Sub

Let’s say you have a list of numbers in a column and you want to add degree symbol with all of them.

76. Reverse Text

Public Function rvrse(ByVal cell As Range) As String
rvrse = VBA.strReverse(cell.Value)
End Function

All you have to do just enter “rvrse” function in a cell and refer to the cell in which you have text which you want to reverse.

77. Activate R1C1 Reference Style

Sub ActivateR1C1()
If Application.ReferenceStyle = xlA1 Then
Application.ReferenceStyle = xlR1C1
Else
Application.ReferenceStyle = xlR1C1
End If
End Sub

This macro code will help you to activate R1C1 reference style without using Excel options.

78. Activate A1 Reference Style

Sub ActivateA1()
If Application.ReferenceStyle = xlR1C1 Then
Application.ReferenceStyle = xlA1
Else
Application.ReferenceStyle = xlA1
End If
End Sub

This macro code will help you to activate A1 reference style without using Excel options.

79. Insert Time Range

Sub TimeStamp()
Dim i As Integer
For i = 1 To 24
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = i & ":00"
ActiveCell.NumberFormat = "[$-409]h:mm AM/PM;@"
ActiveCell.Offset(RowOffset:=1, ColumnOffset:=0).Select
Next i
End Sub

With this code, you can insert a time range in sequence from 00:00 to 23:00.

80. Convert Date into Day

Sub date2day()
Dim tempCell As Range
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
For Each tempCell In Selection
If IsDate(tempCell) = True Then
With tempCell
.Value = Day(tempCell)
.NumberFormat = "0"
End With
End If
Next tempCell
End Sub

If you have dates in your worksheet and you want to convert all those dates into days then this code is for you. Simply select the range of cells and run this macro.

81. Convert Date into Year

Sub date2year()
Dim tempCell As Range
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
For Each tempCell In Selection
If IsDate(tempCell) = True Then
With tempCell
.Value = Year(tempCell)
.NumberFormat = "0"
End With
End If
Next tempCell
End Sub

This code will convert dates into years.

82. Remove Time from Date

Sub removeTime()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If IsDate(Rng) = True Then
Rng.Value = VBA.Int(Rng.Value)
End If
Next
Selection.NumberFormat = "dd-mmm-yy"
End Sub

If you have time with the date and you want to remove it then you can use this code.

83. Remove Date from Date and Time

Sub removeDate()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If IsDate(Rng) = True Then
Rng.Value = Rng.Value - VBA.Fix(Rng.Value)
End If
NextSelection.NumberFormat = "hh:mm:ss am/pm"
End Sub

It will return only time from a date and time value.

84. Convert to Upper Case

Sub convertUpperCase()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If Application.WorksheetFunction.IsText(Rng) Then
Rng.Value = UCase(Rng)
End If
Next
End Sub

Select the cells and run this code. It will check each and every cell of selected range and then convert it into upper case text.

85. Convert to Lower Case

Sub convertLowerCase()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If Application.WorksheetFunction.IsText(Rng) Then
Rng.Value= LCase(Rng)
End If
Next
End Sub

This code will help you to convert selected text into lower case text. Just select a range of cells where you have text and run this code. If a cell has a number or any value other than text that value will remain same.

86. Convert to Proper Case

Sub convertProperCase()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsText(Rng) Then
Rng.Value = WorksheetFunction.Proper(Rng.Value)
End If
Next
End Sub

And this code will convert selected text into the proper case where you have the first letter in capital and rest in small.

87. Convert to Sentence Case

Sub convertTextCase()
Dim Rng As Range
For Each Rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsText(Rng) Then
Rng.Value = UCase(Left(Rng, 1)) & LCase(Right(Rng, Len(Rng) - 1))
End If
Next Rng
End Sub

In text case, you have the first letter of the first word in capital and rest all in words in small for a single sentence and this code will help you convert normal text into sentence case.

88. Remove a Character from Selection

Sub removeChar()
Dim Rng As Range
Dim rc As String
rc = InputBox("Character(s) to Replace", "Enter Value")
For Each Rng In Selection
Selection.Replace What:=rc, Replacement:=""
Next
End Sub

To remove a particular character from a selected cell you can use this code. It will show you an input box to enter the character you want to remove.

89. Word Count from Entire Worksheet

Sub Word_Count_Worksheet()
Dim WordCnt As Long
Dim rng As Range
Dim S As String
Dim N As Long
For Each rng In ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Cells
S = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(rng.Text)
N = 0
If S <> vbNullString Then
N = Len(S) - Len(Replace(S, " ", "")) + 1
End If
WordCnt = WordCnt + N
Next rng
MsgBox "There are total " _
& Format(WordCnt, "#,##0") & _
" words in the active worksheet"
End Sub

It can help you to count all the words from a worksheet.

90. Remove the Apostrophe from a Number

Sub removeApostrophes()
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
End Sub

If you have numeric data where you have an apostrophe before each number, you run this code to remove it.

91. Remove Decimals from Numbers

Sub removeDecimals()
Dim lnumber As Double
Dim lResult As Long
Dim rng As Range
For Each rng In Selection
rng.Value = Int(rng)
rng.NumberFormat = "0"
Next rng
End Sub

This code will simply help you to remove all the decimals from the numbers from the selected range.

92. Multiply all the Values by a Number

Sub addNumber()
Dim rng As Range
Dim i As Integer
i = InputBox("Enter number to multiple", "Input Required")
For Each rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(rng) Then
rng.Value = rng + i
Else
End If
Next rng
End Sub

Let’s you have a list of numbers and you want to multiply all the number with a particular. To use this code: Select that range of cells and run this code. It will first ask you for the number with whom you want to multiple and then instantly multiply all the numbers with it.

93. Add a Number in all the Numbers

Sub addNumber()
Dim rng As Range
Dim i As Integer
i = InputBox("Enter number to multiple", "Input Required")
For Each rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(rng) Then
rng.Value = rng + i
Else
End If
Next rng
End Sub

Just like multiplying you can also add a number into a set of numbers.

94. Calculate the Square Root

Sub getSquareRoot()
Dim rng As Range
Dim i As Integer
For Each rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(rng) Then
rng.Value = Sqr(rng)
Else
End If
Next rng
End Sub

To calculate square root without applying a formula you can use this code. It will simply check all the selected cells and convert numbers to their square root.

95. Calculate the Cube Root

Sub getCubeRoot()
Dim rng As Range
Dimi As Integer
For Each rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(rng) Then
rng.Value = rng ^ (1 / 3)
Else
End If
Nextrng
End Sub

To calculate cube root without applying a formula you can use this code. It will simply check all the selected cells and convert numbers to their cube root.

96. Add A-Z Alphabets in a Range

Sub addsAlphabets1()
Dim i As Integer
For i = 65 To 90
ActiveCell.Value = Chr(i)
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
Next i
End Sub
Sub addsAlphabets2()
Dim i As Integer
For i = 97 To 122
ActiveCell.Value = Chr(i)
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
Next i
End Sub

Just like serial numbers you can also insert alphabets in your worksheet. Beloware the code which you can use.

97. Convert Roman Numbers into Arabic Numbers

Sub convertToNumbers()
Dim rng As Range
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
For Each rng In Selection
If Not WorksheetFunction.IsNonText(rng) Then
rng.Value = WorksheetFunction.Arabic(rng)
End If
Next rng
End Sub

Sometimes it’s really hard to understand Roman numbers as serial numbers. This code will help you to convert roman numbers into Arabic numbers.

98. Remove Negative Signs

Sub removeNegativeSign()
Dim rng As Range
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
For Each rng In Selection
If WorksheetFunction.IsNumber(rng) Then
rng.Value = Abs(rng)
End If
Next rng

This code will simply check all the cell in the selection and convert all the negative numbers into positive. Just select a range and run this code.

99. Replace Blank Cells with Zeros

Sub replaceBlankWithZero()
Dim rng As Range
Selection.Value = Selection.Value
For Each rng In Selection
If rng = "" Or rng = " " Then
rng.Value = "0"
Else
End If
Next rng
End Sub

For data where you have blank cells, you can use the below code to add zeros in all those cells. It makes easier to use those cells in further calculations.

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