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in VBA by Beginner (123 points)
“Use Relative References “ in code group under Developer tab

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by Skilled (306 points)

Hello

With the Recording Macro approach I have recorded simple code to illustrate the difference to you

Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
'

'
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Yasser"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
End Sub

Sub Macro2()
'
' Macro2 Macro
'

'
    Range("D13").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Yasser"
    Range("E13").Select
End Sub

As you see, with activating the Relative Reference, the macro deal with any cell using Offset function. But without using it the macro records the cell reference in absolute reference using the cell addresses directly.

by Beginner (123 points)
Got it, thanks.

Another related question: OFFFSET is a volatile worksheet function.

Is OFFFSET also volatile when used in VBA code to say make a ToC in an excel  worksheet?
by Skilled (306 points)
That depends on the use of OFFSET. But I think it is different from the OFFSET volatile worksheet function.
by Beginner (123 points)

I believe that OFFFSET is not volatile when used in any VBA code.

by Skilled (306 points)
But use it for necessary purposes

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