1.1 Enable the Developer Ribbon

Beginning VBA

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Before we can get stuck-in with writing Macros with VBA we first have to turn on the Developer Ribbon.  The Developer Ribbon is the place where all of the VBA tools are kept.  It is unlikely that this is enabled, unless your IT department or you has previously enabled it.

Look at the top of your Excel Window if you see the word “Developer” in the menu options, then you are ready to go.  You can skip straight ahead to the next part.  However, if the Developer Ribbon is not there, just follow these instructions.

File -> Options -> Customize Ribbon


A new window will open, ensure the Developer option is ticked in the box.


Click OK.

That’s it.  The Developer Ribbon should now be visible at the top of the Excel window.

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