This Books Special Features

VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office System is designed to give you the information you need without making you wade through ponderous explanations and interminable technical background. To make your life easier, this book includes various features and conventions that help you get the most out of the book and VBA itself.

■ Things you type: Whenever I suggest that you type something, what you type appears in a bold font.

■ Commands: I use the following style for Ribbon commands: View, Macros. This means that you click the Ribbon's View tab, and then click the Macros button.

■ Dialog box controls: Dialog box controls have underlined accelerator keys: Close.

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■ Visual Basic keywords: Keywords reserved in the VBA language appear in monospace type.

■ Code-continuation character When a statement is too long to fit on one line of this book, I break it at a convenient place, and add the code-continuation character at the beginning of the next line.

This book also uses the following boxes to draw your attention to important (or merely interesting) information.


The Note box presents asides that give you more information about the topic under discussion. These tidbits provide extra insights that give you a better understanding of the task at hand.

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The Tip box tells you about VBA methods that are easier,faster,or more efficient than the standard methods.

The all-important Caution box tells you about potential accidents waiting to happen.There are always ways to mess things up when you're working with computers.These boxes help you avoid at least some of the pitfalls.

■ These cross-reference elements point you to related material elsewhere in the book.

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