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In the last lesson, we recorded a macro and now it's time to play it back. Now if you skipped to this lesson, you can just watch or go back a lesson and then follow along. Our scenario was this job posting document where we added a center closing at the bottom. Now we're going to do it for another posting. So let's go to our Office button, we'll click open, navigate to the lesson 15 folder, and that's where you're going to find posting 15B, give it a click, and click Open. Okay, so this is another job posting for a different position and you can see down at the bottom we don't have our closing text.
So we click down here. And this of where we want to add it, but we don't want to have to type it at the bottom of every one of these documents. That's why we recorded the macro so instead of typing our final text we're going to use that macro that we created to save some time. So let's go up to our Quick Access toolbar, we did create a button, as I hover over it you can see it says posting footer. That's what we renamed it to. And when I click it, look at that, my text goes in very quickly. It's centered and my document just got saved as well. I'm done. That was fast.
Now if we had chosen to make our macro run from the keyboard shortcut instead of a button, we would press the keys we assigned and get the exact same result. For example, with closing text for a posting like this, well, maybe we would be used to Control + Alt and C as a shortcut and you press those three keys and boom! There it is. Regardless of whether you assign a button or keystroke combination, just imagine doing a large number these documents and how much time will be saved thanks to this macro. And just so you know, you don't have to live with your macro if you don't like it.
That's right, you can change it if you have to. We'll discuss editing a macro next.
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