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Figure 3-7. You can view the code behind a macro in the Visual Basic Editor.
This macro applies bold and italic formatting to the contents of the selected cell and to the
contents of cell H13. Another aspect of this particular macro is that it was supposed to work
for the active cell and the cell two columns to its right, but instead affects the active cell and
cell H13. The reason that happened for this macro is that the macro recorder was using absolute
references , which reflect the names of the cells selected during macro recording, instead of
relative references , which reflect the positions of the selected cells in relation to the active cell
when you start recording the macro. You can change your macro from absolute references to
relative references by clicking the Relative References button on the Stop Recording toolbar.
Figure 3-3 shows the same macro recorded using relative references.
Figure 3-8. A more flexible macro that works on any set of cells, not just the cells selected
when the macro was recorded.