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Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Inside Out by Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson

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Chapter 31. Recording Macros

A macro is a set of instructions that tells Microsoft Excel (or another application) to perform one or more actions for you. Macros are like computer programs, but they run completely within Excel. You can use them to automate tedious or frequently repeated tasks.

Macros can carry out sequences of actions much more quickly than you could yourself. For example, you can create a macro that enters a series of dates across one row of a worksheet, centers the date in each cell, and then applies a border format to the row. Or ...

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