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    Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    I just spent a few hours coming up with a data table template that I need. It has a very detailed layout, lots of borders of various kinds, merged cells, specific cell height and width, etc. It will be generated automatically and have all the info filled in automatically, so I'm wondering if there is absolutely any easy way to copy this into a Macro? Or do I have to basically go line by line for the whole thing?

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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    You could record yourself creating it to produce the general framework, and then tidy up the code in the editor.
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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    Hi Tom,

    It sounds like you want to Copy your range and then Paste Special -> Formats Only.

    see http://www.ablebits.com/office-addin...alues-formats/ or
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...=0&FORM=NVPFVR
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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by XeRo Solus View Post
    You could record yourself creating it to produce the general framework, and then tidy up the code in the editor.
    Nah, that won't work. Took me a long time to create it the first time and there were lots of errors with the borders. I'd rather just do it in VBA than to redo it by hand and hope the code picks it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarvinP View Post
    Hi Tom,

    It sounds like you want to Copy your range and then Paste Special -> Formats Only.

    see http://www.ablebits.com/office-addin...alues-formats/ or
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...=0&FORM=NVPFVR
    Hmmm... sorry, no, that doesn't look at all like what I want. I need to automate the generation here, so I need to put it into VBA code.

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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    I think you're out of luck then. The only two ways I know of to generate code are recording or manual entry.

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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    Yeah, I think I'll just manually enter the code. Hopefully it won't be too annoying.

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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    You have a template. Therefore the macro should:
    1) fill in the template with the new data/info,
    2) copy it to a new workbook saving it as an xlsx, or
    3) copy it to the end of some existing record workbook, or
    4) copy it to a new sheet within the workbook that contains the macro, and
    5) clear the template for re-use.
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    Re: Easy way of copying a table into a macro?

    Oh I see what you are saying now. I'd save the empty template as some file name, then my macro would simply copy-paste that template from the file. That's pretty smart. Too bad I'm almost done making it all in VBA.

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