Recording a Macro in MS Excel 2007

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I am new to using Microsoft Excel 2007, having upgraded from version 2003.  I often use macros to automate some functions, tasks, and algorithms in my spreadsheets. 

I used to be able to do it easily with MS Excel 2003, but now that I've upgraded to version 2007, I can no longer find that functionality that allows me to record or edit a macro for my spreadsheets.

I've tried looking under the new menus, but I cannot find the Macro menu or sub-menu under any of the tabs. 

How can I use the Macro functions in MS Excel 2007?

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Recording a Macro in MS Excel 2007


The latest versions of Excel, 2007 and 2010 have all macro and visual basic related commands on the developer tab of the ribbon.

The new interface of Excel 2007 makes it difficult to locate and often enough this tab is not included in the default tabs available when you first install the program. You first need to add the tab to the ribbon in order for you to access it.

Now in order to add the DEVELOPER tab to the ribbon. Follow these steps.

For Excel 2007

  1. Click the Office button located in the upper left side of the window to open the drop down menu.
  2. Click on the Excel Options button to open the Excel Options dialog box.
  3. On the dialog box, click on the Popular option at the top of the left hand window.
  4. Click on the Show Developer Tab in the ribbon in the right hand window of the dialog box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Do your thing with your macros

Here is a picture for your reference:


For Excel 2010, I'm guessing it's barely the same, I can't test it since I'm not using that version.

Hope this answers your question.



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