You need to install the practice files to a suitable location on your hard disk before you can use them in the exercises. Follow these steps:
Remove the companion CD from the envelope at the back of the book, and insert it into the CD drive of your computer.
The Step By Step Companion CD License Terms appear. Follow the on-screen directions. To use the practice files, you must accept the terms of the license agreement. After you accept the license agreement, a menu screen appears.
If the menu screen does not appear, click the Start button and then click Computer. Display the Folders list in the Navigation Pane, click the icon for your CD drive, and then in the right pane, double-click the StartCD executable file.
Click Install Practice Files.
On a computer running Windows Vista, the default installation location of the practice files is Documents\MSP\ExcelVBA07SBS. On a computer running Windows XP, the default installation location is My Documents\MSP\ExcelVBA07SBS. If your computer is running Windows XP, whenever an exercise tells you to navigate to your Documents folder, you should instead go to your My Documents folder.
Click Next on the first screen, and then click Next to accept the terms of the license agreement on the next screen.
If you want to install the practice files to a location other than the default folder (Documents\MSP\ExcelVBA07SBS), click the Change button, select the new drive and path, and then click OK.
If you install the practice files to a location other than the default, you will need to substitute that path within the exercises.
Click Next on the Choose Destination Location screen, and then click Install on the Ready to Install the Program screen to install the selected practice files.
After the practice files have been installed, click Finish.
Close the Step by Step Companion CD window, remove the companion CD from the CD drive, and return it to the envelope at the back of the book.