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Excel 2007 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf) [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

  • This book is a single reference that-s indispensable for Excel beginners, intermediate users, power users, and would-be power users everywhere
  • Fully updated for the new release, this latest edition provides comprehensive, soup-to-nuts coverage, delivering over 900 pages of Excel tips, tricks, and techniques readers won-t find anywhere else
  • John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," is one of the world-s leading authorities on Excel
  • Thoroughly updated to cover the revamped Excel interface, new file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and upgraded collaboration features

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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From the Back Cover

Expand Excel with VBA, and feel the power!

No one is better at revealing the secrets of Excel than "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself. This power-user's guide is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with Visual Basic® for Applications. Excel 2007 has a few new tricks up its sleeve, and John Walkenbach helps you make the most of them all.

You'll learn to customize Excel UserForms, develop new utilities, use VBA with charts and PivotTables, and create event-handling applications. Work with VBA subprocedures and function procedures, facilitate interactions with other applications, build user-friendly toolbars, menus, and help systems, and much more. Get ready to make Excel do your bidding.

Mr. Spreadsheet's POWER TIPS:

Power Tip #1 Create powerful Excel applications

Power Tip #2 Enhance Excel with VBA macros

Power Tip #3 Write event-driven VBA code

Power Tip #4 Understand the new Excel 2007 ribbon

Power Tip #5 Expand Excel's shortcut menus


  • Valuable sample files that illustrate examples from the text
  • A searchable PDF version of the book

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

John Walkenbach, arguably the foremost authority on Excel, has written hundreds of articles and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak. His 40-plus books include Excel 2007 Bible, Excel 2007 Formulas, and John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel Tips & Tricks, all published by Wiley. Visit his popular Spreadsheet Page at

Product Details

  • File Size: 29855 KB
  • Print Length: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 5, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001QA4RZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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103 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars in spite of the misleading title November 28, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a GREAT introduction to ALL aspects of Excel and VBA. Most people who need this book come into VBA from other experiences and have rarely taken classes in VBA and they need a readable reference that can bring them up to speed on the parts they don't understand yet.

Used this way the book is simply outstanding and most users probably don't need anything more than this book, but I'm not one of those people.

I purchased "Professional Excel Development" by Bullen, Bovey, and Green at the same time and was awestruck at the depth of their knowledge and their passion for making Excel the only software development tool your company will ever need. In short, and I say this with the greatest admiration and respect, they are absolutely insane in a very knowledgeable and useful way.

The biggest problem with "Professional Excel Development" is that readers are expected to know a LOT more about Excel and VBA than average and Walkenbach nicely addresses that issue. He's also a lot more readable than the other authors and so can be used in conjunction with them to clarify the points that they are making.

Regardless of how you use this book, it is a very good for just about any level of VBA developer and firmly earns the 5 star rating.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Resource... January 15, 2008
This is - by far - the most valuable VBA tool I've purchased.

I generally have a hard time reading books about programming because they are either 1) way above my head, 2) don't provide "real-life" examples of when you would want to use the code, or 3) just plain boring. Not with this book...

It teaches you how to build tools - like progress indicators, advanced userforms, and general utilities. I've been able to take a little bit from each chapter and create stellar spreadsheet applications. This book has saved me hours... if I can't figure out how to write a block of code, I don't spend time searching Google - I go straight to the book.

Best Reason: it comes with a CD full of macro examples that mirror the chapter concepts. I was able to read the chapter, then go to the computer and try it out (with the code already written out for me). I picked up new concepts much faster than just reading it on my own.

Excellent for Excel 2003 or 2007.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good reference for VBA Beginners March 6, 2008
By Eric B
I have this book for more than two months now and I found it very useful especially on my first VBA project. I have a weekly report and I used to do this manually and often get errors because I have to cross reference values in one big spreadsheet with multiple tabs. Not until I got this book and read the basics and go to specific chapters where I need help. I felt so accomplished after I finished the whole macro. What took me 30 minutes to do manual referencing and typing now only takes less than two minutes including sending it through email. This book is very easy to understand especially for those who know Excel and would like to expand their skills in VBA. Mr Spreadsheet has provided good example files to help us better understand VBA. His approach is basic enough for those who doesn't have any experience in creating macros. By the way if your CD doesn't have the source files or example file go to [...] and select "All Wiley Products" or call Technical Support. Type your request for the e-source files and they will get back to you really fast with a link of the FTP site for the files. Don't bother to call customer support because they will try to sell you the e-book even though you already have the book. It might be a hassle but its all worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version -- How to Get the CD February 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I saw a review or two below complaining about not getting the accompanying CD with their purchase....DUH!! Not gonna happen when you buy e-books!! Typically, the publisher will have the material somewhere online. The trick is finding it. Usually I have found a URL somewhere in the book that has a download link....well, Wiley is making it a bit more difficult for us. Here's where to go and what to do when you get there:

- Go to the Wiley dot custhelp dot com website, and click on the "ask a question tab.

- Fill out the information on the form, and tell them that you bought the book from Amazon in Kindle format, and that you want the WHOLE CD content.

- Save yourself some time (UNLIKE I did....) and make an electronic copy of your Amazon receipt (i.e. PDF or something they can see), and attach it to the message...there's a place to do so at the bottom of the window.

They responded to me within an hour. At first, they wanted to just give me a link to the PDF version of the book, but one response to that (and with a different Wiley rep) telling them I needed the whole CD solved that. They will snail-mail you a copy of the CD ASAP. Okay, it's not quite as nice as being able to just download the content online, which is why I gave this FOUR stars instead of FIVE---it's the "hassle factor" that cost them a star.

Otherwise....GREAT book. This book is much more than a VBA primer. It definitly does assume a reasonable amount of Excel experience, but let's face it -- should you really be trying to develop Excel apps if you don't already have some knowledge of the product? Walkenbach goes through a bunch of stuff he thinks you should know about early on in the book, without going into too much detail...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good reference manual for Excel
A good reference manual for Excel. As with all things Excel, there are many workable approaches to a given problem and Walkenbach presents a particular set of those approaches. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David Holladay
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book. Helped me pick up some tips that ...
Very useful book. Helped me pick up some tips that were instrumental in creating automated dashboards for work.
Published 3 months ago by Anthony Monzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good examples. Well explained.
Published 5 months ago by dak4548
4.0 out of 5 stars A great reference book for those who write a lot of ...
A great reference book for those who write a lot of macros.
I program for a living, and always get requests from users to automate their spreadsheets. Read more
Published 6 months ago by DooWopFan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 7 months ago by Kevin R. Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Came in promised time frame. Excellent condition, unopened CD.
Published 8 months ago by Omar E.
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Techies...
Nice to have something for the Programmers of the world. I'm so tired of books that skim the surface of an app... click here, use this wizard...
Published 10 months ago by Larry E. Cady
5.0 out of 5 stars Can be career useful.
Lot of fun learning. Some parts were boring to me but that's fine. Helped me at work.
Published 10 months ago by Edward Felix
4.0 out of 5 stars One minor problem with Kindle version
I haven't finished going through the book but so far it looks good. It is helping me wrestle with understanding range objects/properties, which I have found hard to follow in the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ralph S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
I've used other Excel products written By John Walkenbach and have never been disappointing. The CD that comes with the book has programming examples of the topic been talked... Read more
Published 13 months ago by aubrey5535
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More About the Author

John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, is arguably the world's foremost authority on Microsoft Excel. His fifty-plus Excel books include Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA, Excel 2013 Formulas, and the bestselling Excel 2013 Bible, all published by Wiley. He has also written hundreds of articles and software reviews, and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak add-in for Excel.

John lives in Tucson, Arizona. He also plays the banjo - but don't let that prevent you from buying his books.

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