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Microsoft Excel ships with a file that contains samples for using Excel. This file is called Samples.xls, and it is located in the following folder:
Excel 2000This article contains a brief summary of the contents of the Samples.xls workbook.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\SamplesExcel 2002
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 10\Samples
The Samples.xls workbook contains twelve worksheets: a table of contents worksheet, ten worksheets that are dedicated to a specific topic, and one worksheet that returns you back to the table of contents.
ContentsThis worksheet contains introductory information, disclaimers, and links to the other worksheets.
Worksheet FunctionsThis worksheet contains sample formulas for completing common spreadsheet tasks, such as:
Conditional FormattingThis worksheet provides two examples that demonstrate how to change cell formatting depending on the current value of the cell.
Data ValidationThis worksheet provides examples for setting up restrictions for values that can be entered into a cell.
Chart LabelingThis worksheet demonstrates how to add labels to points in an xy (scatter) chart programmatically. It provides sample data, a sample chart, and a link to the Visual Basic macros that create and remove the labels.
Repeating TasksThis worksheet contains information about using different types of loops in Visual Basic macros: For Each...Next loops, For...Next loops, and Do... loops. The worksheet contains links to four Visual Basic modules that contain sample code.
ArraysThis worksheet contains information about using arrays in Visual Basic for Applications macros. The worksheet contains links to two Visual Basic modules that contain sample code.
API (Application Programming Interface) ExamplesThis worksheet contains nine examples for using API calls from within the programming environment in Excel.
EventsThis worksheet contains information about having a certain event trigger a macro to perform a specific task. The events that are covered include BeforeDoubleClick, Change, and BeforeClose. Sample code is contained in this worksheet.
AutomationThis worksheet contains information about automating tasks between Excel and other Office programs, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook. Links to sample code are included.
ADO-ActiveX Data ObjectsThis worksheet provides examples that illustrate common database tasks with code. It includes numerous links to sample Visual Basic macros.
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