I'm making slow progress and have been able to successfully record use and save simple macros. I did wonder whether you have the title of this book you refer to:
Microsoft issued a PDF in the 1990s which translated every Excel 4.0 macro command into a VBA equivalent ... I found that very useful during learning. I'll see if I can locate one via Google.
If I had the title I may well be able to find it in a library around here.
Thanks for your help - I don't think I would have accomplished what little I have without your encouragement and now I'm beginning to feel i could actually succeed! THANKS