In this video we'll demonstrate a new feature in IBM® Lotus® SymphonyTM
3. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a programming language used in most Microsoft Office applications. In Lotus Symphony, you can edit and run Microsoft VBA code directly.
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Table 1. Welcome
In this video we'll demonstrate a new feature in IBM Lotus Symphony 3.
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a programming language used in most Microsoft Office applications. In IBM Lotus Symphony, you can edit and run Microsoft VBA code directly.
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|1.2||In this demo, we'll edit the VBA code of an Excel file using Lotus Symphony and test that code.|
Opening an Excel macro
Table 2. Opening an Excel macro
Let's right-click on the file VBAExample.xls, select Open With and then select IBM Lotus Symphony. We'll click OK when we see messages about the macro.
Editing the macro
Table 3. Editing the macro
In Lotus Symphony, we can edit VBA macros on the Basic editor. So we open the Macros window from the main menu and select the macro that we want. The Basic editor opens.
Now we can add our code. In this demo, our code creates a spreadsheet and sets the content of one cell to the current time and date.
Testing the macro
Table 4. Testing the macro
Once our code is ready we'll click to compile the code and run this macro.
|4.2||You can see that the view is automatically switched to the Lotus Symphony main window, and a new spreadsheet is opened with the content of cell A1 modified.|
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