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Title: How To Open VBA Editor in Excel (Visual Basic Editor Excel)

Excel is pretty powerful out-of-the-box with plenty of options, functions, and formulas. However, what if you want more? In that case, you can code your own using VBA or import VBA scripts made by others. However, the VBA editor is hidden by default. To use it, you must know how to open VBA in Excel. There are multiple ways to do it. In this tutorial, we’ll show you three easy methods to open the VBA editor in Excel. Let’s get started.

Methods to Open VBA Editor in Excel

You can open the Visual Basic editor in Excel in three ways. They are using the keyboard shortcut, from the Developer tab, and from the Run dialog box. Use the one you like.

1. Keyboard shortcut to open VBA in Excel

The shortcut key to open the VBA Editor in Excel is Alt + F11. Here’s how to use it.

First, open an Excel document. Next, hold down the Alt on your keyboard and press the F11 key. On pressing the shortcut, the Visual Basic Editor window will be opened in Excel. From there, you can add, modify, or create new modules (Insert -> Module) for your scripts.

2. Open VBA from the Developer Tab in Excel

You can open the VBA Editor by clicking the Visual Basic option under the Developer tab. The problem is that the Developer tab is hidden by default. You have to first enable the Developer menu to open VBA Editor from there. Here’s how.

First, open the Excel file. You can do that by double-clicking on the Excel file.

In the Excel window, click on the File option and then click on Options on the sidebar. This action will open the Excel settings window.

open excel settings

In the options window, select the Customize Ribbon tab on the sidebar.

Now, select the Developer checkbox under the Main Tabs section. After selecting the checkbox, click OK to save the changes.

enable developer menu in excel

In the main window, you will see a new tab called Developer on the Ribbon. Click on it and then click on the Visual Basic option to open the VBA editor.

open vba editor in excel

3. Open VBA Editor in Excel Using Run Dialog

Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.

Type excel.exe /e in the blank field of the Run dialog and click OK.

Once the Excel opens, press Alt + F11 to open the VBA editor.

And there you have it! These are the three methods you can use to open VBA in Excel. If you have questions, comment below and we’ll answer. In the meantime, if you work with a lot of links in Excel, learning how to open multiple links in Excel at once is quite helpful. Check out the linked article.

If you like this article, check out how to open multiple links at once in Excel using a simple VB script.

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