Here is a list of Macros I have written for various Office tools. Usually we feel that any repetitive task requires a macro. That is a wrong concept. Typically, repetitive tasks indicate that the method you are using is inefficient. Usually there is an efficient way to do the same job – which eliminates the repetition.
Macros should be written to create capabilities which you need but the product does not offer that feature. All the macros described below fall in this category.
Macros and related articles
- When NOT to record a macro in Excel
Explains the when to use and not use Macros.
- Excel – Amount to Words macro
A comprehensive macro to convert numbers to Words.
Available only for Indian Rupees. 16 configurable parameters. Extremely flexible.
- Excel – Macro to Explode Pivot table by Filter Field Items
Very useful to create separate files based upon items in the filter area of pivot tables. The output is a working pivot table with filtered data only. This way you give the ability to use full features of pivot and prevent removal of filter to maintain confidentiality.
- Excel – Paste as Pivot – New way to use Pivot table data
Creates bulk GetPivotData statements based upon selected cells in pivot data (value) area. Very useful for accurately referring to pivot values outside the pivot table for creating custom reports.
- Excel – Scribble a line and generate data (and chart)
A very interesting tool where you draw a freehand line and the data for it is auto-generated in Excel
- PowerPoint – How to create “Our Customers” Slide in seconds
Resizes images in a SmartArt to fit them in the available space. Saves lots of manual work.
- PowerPoint – How to make a picture transparent
Useful for creating transparent pictures and overlaying them on top of other shapes / text.
- PowerPoint – Split text into words or characters
Do you have some requirement which needs a macro? Post it as a comment. If it is generically beneficial, I will try to create it for you.