Excel / VBA - How to add or remove the description displayed on the "Macro" pop-up


I am trying to find how to add or remove the description displayed on
the "Macro" pop-up menu (Alt-F8). Generally macros recorded have a
banale description giving the time/date & username, others that I write
directly in the VBE have none. 

Can anyone point how to add/modify this description?


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When the macro recorder fires up, the first dialog allows you to put
whatever description you want in, including none if so desired.

The value gets saved as comments, but changing the comments does not change
the pop-up description that I can see.

Is that not good enough?



Bob Phillips
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"hscowan >" <<hscowan.zi3tw@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I am trying to find how to add or remove the description displayed on
> the "Macro" pop-up menu (Alt-F8). Generally macros recorded have a
> banale description giving the time/date & username, others that I write
> directly in the VBE have none.
> Can anyone point how to add/modify this description?
> thanks,
> Scott
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/

bob.phillips1 (6510)
1/4/2004 10:27:05 AM
(1) On the menubar in Excel : Tools > Macro > Macros
(2) Select the macro.
(3) Click the 'Options' button.
(4) In the 'Description' box, enter your description (or Ctrl V to
paste into this box).

Be advised to back up your WorkBook before attempting to make changes.

>I am trying to find how to add or remove the description displayed on
>the "Macro" pop-up menu (Alt-F8). Generally macros recorded have a
>banale description giving the time/date & username, others that I write
>directly in the VBE have none. 
>Can anyone point how to add/modify this description?

1/4/2004 2:56:59 PM
One way:

When you first choose Tools/Macro/Record New Macro, a dialog pops up 
asking where to put it. In that dialog, there's a textbox for the 

To change it later, choose Tools/Macro/Macros.... Select the macro 
and click Options. The dialog that opens has a textbox with the 
description for you to edit.

In article <hscowan.zi3tw@excelforum-nospam.com>,
 hscowan <<hscowan.zi3tw@excelforum-nospam.com>> wrote:

> I am trying to find how to add or remove the description displayed on
> the "Macro" pop-up menu (Alt-F8). Generally macros recorded have a
> banale description giving the time/date & username, others that I write
> directly in the VBE have none. 
> Can anyone point how to add/modify this description?
jemcgimpsey (6723)
1/4/2004 3:17:41 PM
type in your function name (you won't be able to see it on the list)
(when you spell it correctly, the buttons on the right hand side will be

Then click Options
type what you want

I like to give short descriptions of the function's parameters are.  (I'm not
sure anyone else has ever read them, but I sometimes do!)

"hscowan <" wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to find how to add or remove the description displayed on
> the "Macro" pop-up menu (Alt-F8). Generally macros recorded have a
> banale description giving the time/date & username, others that I write
> directly in the VBE have none.
> Can anyone point how to add/modify this description?
> thanks,
> Scott
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/


Dave Peterson
ec35720 (10082)
1/4/2004 3:50:52 PM

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