Many people ask me what a macro is – and my reply is that it is a ‘recording’ of keystrokes that you can replay as many times as you like. Today’s example is what I thought was a useful shortcut key combination for something that needs to be done so many times – but I always tend to do it the long way round. So, I’ll record a macro to do it at the click of a button.
Firstly, I have an unformatted spreadsheet which contains data imported from another location, so I would like to format the title and sub-title, insert a row between them, add some formatting to the header row of the information on the spreadsheet, and sort out the widths of the columns.
This routine action has to be done to 90% of my spreadsheets and takes 5 minutes to do manually, many times a day. I reckon I save myself 15 minutes a day with this macro, that’s 5 hours a month I’ve got back to do something else more valuable with my time! This is how I want it to look.