on July 19, 2004
This book is extremely helpful! My knowledge and understanding of VBA and Excel have skyrocketed after reading. Sections like "5 easy tips for cleaning up recorded code" are fantastic to the beginner. It covers tons of material in a concise, effective manner so that you can start writing advance code immediately. The book is not only for beginners though. While some examples are easy to understand, others are very challenging. There are many advanced sections of the book that I'm totally not ready for now but will be in the future. I read one other Microsoft book on VBA in Excel that centered around specific examples on a CD and this book blows it away. This book gives you much more general, useful knowledge on how to write code, in all areas of Excel. If you are looking for a VBA reference book, this is a good one. It might not be the only book you will need (I also have Roman's book--and have found it useful to have 2 books for referencing), but it is well written and you will learn a lot on the way to mastering VBA in Excel.
on March 10, 2005
This was an excellent book! It was everything I'd hoped it would be - and more! This book is for any beginner to intermediate VBA programmer to build their skills. It will take you from recording macros to custom designing your own userforms and making everyone in the office give 'ooohh''s! The examples are complete, editing is superb, flow and design are both very commendable. Mr. Jelen and Mrs. Syrstad have done a very fine job on this book. I would recommend this to ANYBODY who wanted to learn or who was fairly proficient in VBA. It's packed full of useful, and efficient, methods that will save HOURS of work! When done reading, it will make a great reference for anybody in the office who uses Excel!