Category Archives: VBA IDE

A Guide to Commands in Visual Basic

What is a Command? A command is a specific instruction given to a computer application to perform a task or function. When referring to a programming language, a command is a unique word/keyword used to perform a specific operation. Unlike variables, which are named and

How Do You Fix Run-Time Error 1004 in VBA?

This is one of the most common run-time errors. By the end of this article, you will understand why that is and how to fix it. A run-time error is the type of error that occurs during the execution of the code. VBA does not

How to Use CountIf in VBA

In Excel, the function CountIf is used to count how many times a condition has been met within a worksheet range. However, to use this function while writing VBA code, we need to change it from CountIf to WorksheetFunction.CountIf. The full syntax of the function

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How to Remove all Hyperlinks in a Word Document

What is a Hyperlink? A hyperlink is a word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to a new document or a new section within the current document. Text hyperlinks are often blue and underlined, but not necessarily. When you move the

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Everything About Option Explicit in VBA

As a developer, it is a good practice to declare your variables in a script/code so that you immediately get the source of an error when running it. Option Explicit is used in VBA precisely to make the defining of variables mandatory while writing code.

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Else Without If Error in VBA: Why Is it Happening?

What you’re seeing is a compile error that indicates that an Else (or ElseIf) keyword was not preceded by a correct If statement. Meaning, the compiler found an Else statement (which it will highlight for the user) without seeing an If statement in the lines

An Apple a Day Keeps “Object Required" Error Message Away

What is an apple? This potentially philosophical question is used in this article to introduce what causes the run-time error message “Object required (Error 424)." Consider the fruit Johnny Appleseed planted for homesteaders. The red, green, or yellow orb is an object. English speakers call

How to Fix Compile Error: Sub or Function Not Defined

What’s worse than getting a runtime error in Excel VBA? A compile error. That’s because the actual error is not always highlighted, rather the opening Sub or Function statement. “Sub or Function not Defined" indicates a compile error. VBA displays this message when it cannot