What is an Excel macro?

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What is an Excel macro?

An Excel macro is a set of recorded instructions using a mouse and keyboard which when 'run' will carry out the instructions.

Each recorded macro creates code in the background which can be modified through the Visual Basic Editor.

Macros are usually created when you have repetitive tasks that you would like to have automated. Using macros will save time when completing certain tasks each day in your Excel spreadsheets.

An example of this could be downloading data from another source then having to remove some columns, formatting other columns and so on. Doing all these tasks on a daily basis can take some time, however, creating a macro that does all the tasks at once will save a lot of time.

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