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I realized I asked about excel 2010, but that only covers Windows OS. How can I use the Personal Macro Workbook in Excel 2011 on OSX?

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The first Microsoft KB that shows up for the Personal Macro Workbook in OSX erroneously lists the location of the workbook as:

Hard disk drive:Applications:Microsoft Office version:Office:Startup:Excel:Personal Macro Workbook

In OSX Yosemite (10.10), the location of the Personal Macro Workbook is different. Starting at /home/ or /Users/$username:

`~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Excel/Personal Macro Workbook.xlsb`

The easiest way to create this is to record a dummy macro. In excel, you first need to ensure the Developer tab is enabled by going to Excel → Preferences → Sharing and Privacy → Ribbon → Customize and in the Show or Hide Tabs area, make sure the Developer checkbox is checked:

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Once this is enabled, you'll see the Developer Tab on the ribbon:

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Now, hit the record button and choose to store the macro in Personal Macro Workbook:

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Once you click OK, click the record button again to stop recording:

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Now, you'll see the Personal Macro Workbook Module in the Visual Basic Editor's Project Pane:

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To save, exit excel and choose to save changes:

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Now, you'll have the Personal Macro Workbook available to you anytime you use excel. You can create and save frequently used macros so they are easily available, or you could even rename a workbook you already have that has a bunch of macros and replace the one you just created.

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