Automating Tasks Using Macros


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A set of computer instructions that you can record and execute later as needed is called a(n) _____.

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1. A product manager for a cell phone carrier likes to download information on competitors' plans and analyze them on a spreadsheet. Which of these will she use?

2. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using macros?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive assessments are learning tools designed to help you understand why and how macros are used to automate tasks on the computer. You'll be asked to identify true and false statements about macros and answer basic questions about macro functions and purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on:

  • Definition and types of macros
  • The default programming language used to create macros for Microsoft Office
  • Purposes and benefits of macros
  • Facts about macros

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define and understand the main components of macros
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding macros and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about computers to answer questions about macros
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the advantages and disadvantages of using macros versus programming

Additional Learning

To learn more about automating tasks with macros, watch the accompanying lesson on How to Automate Tasks Using Macros. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Define the different types of macros and understand their purposes
  • Read a real-world example that illustrates the benefits of using macros in the workplace
  • Consider the disadvantages of using macros
  • Understand the differences between macros and programming