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Recording a Macro in Excel

Recording a macro in Excel is a relatively simple process that can save you a lot of time and effort when performing repetitive tasks. To record a macro, first open the workbook in which you want to store the macro. Then, click on the "View" tab and select "Macros". In the "Macros" dialog box, click on the "Record Macro" button.

In the "Record Macro" dialog box, you will need to specify a name and shortcut key for your macro. You can also choose whether to store the macro in the current workbook or in a personal macro workbook. If you choose to store the macro in a personal macro workbook, it will be available for use in any workbook on your computer. Once you have specified these options, click on the "OK" button.

Excel will then enter into "record mode", and any actions that you perform will be recorded as part of the macro. To stop recording the macro, click on the "Stop Recording" button on the "View" tab (or press Alt+F8). Your macro is now ready to use!

To run your macro, simply press the shortcut key that you assigned to it (or select it from the "Macros" dialog box and click on the "Run" button). Excel will then execute all of the steps that you recorded, saving you time and effort.

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