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Input forms for Excel

Input forms for Excel

Input forms for Excel


I am looking for some help on how to set up an Excel spreadsheet to take input via a dialogue box or form and then place that data into various cells.

I would appreciate any thoughts or links.  I have looked at a lot of things but nothing seems close and there is so much information on the web that it is considerably time consuming searching.


RE: Input forms for Excel

To make a proper user form, you should look for litterature for VBA - one which deals with forms for excel is this:

"Excel 2000VBA Programmers reference", by John Green.

Several other good books are listed elswhere in this or the VBA forum.

It does take quite some effort to make it work especially for unexperienced VBA programmers (like myself) so be prepared to spend a good amount of time learning how it works.

There's some other and simpler options which sometimes may be sufficient:

1. Setup "data validation" for your worksheet cells. This can give the user a list of values to choose from

2. Use "controls", i.e. combo boxes etc. directly in the worksheet (from the "Controls" toolbox). This is a more fancy solution than the validation, but still easier to do than a proper form.


RE: Input forms for Excel

Thanks for the information.  I've used enough data validation tables and would like take some of this input that is spreadout to one place (the form or box) and have the user enter data at one location.

Thanks.  I'll keep looking into this and the VBA forum.

RE: Input forms for Excel


Give me an idea of what types of information you will be entering (i.e. all text input, selections from a list, etc.) and I can work up a quick sample and send it to you. It is easy to do, so learning from a sample may be the most time effective method. If you would prefer not to post your e-mail address, just send me an e-mail.

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RE: Input forms for Excel

Was that file useful? Just let me know if you have any questions.

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