Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Add an existing macro to the toolbar or ribbon, part of Word: Automating Your Work with Macros.
- [Instructor] I can add any macro…that already exists to the toolbar.…Here, for example, Customize Quick Toolbar,…simply choose More Commands,…and rather than Popular Commands, choose Macros,…and here are all of our macros.…So if I wanted to take our new Highlighting macro,…for example, and add it, I can add it.…And remember once it's here, I can modify it…by changing its name and giving a new icon.…There's highlight, that's what that looks like.…
I'm simply going to name this Highlight Word List.…That's fine, put some spaces in it.…Tell it OK, and there we go.…Click OK and now I have this macro available to me…here on my Quick Access Toolbar.…If I wanted to add a macro to the ribbon,…they are typically added either to View or to Developer…because that's where we have macro buttons already.…Right click the ribbon.…Rather that customizing the Quick Access Toolbar,…we're going to customize the ribbon.…
And if I go to the View tab…in the Macros group,…notice that I have View Macros.…If you look here, this is not enabled,…
- List the steps required to run the macros on a document you created when you open the document and see a SECURITY WARNING banner message.
- Explain how to run a macro.
- Identify where to save a building block if there is no logical gallery for it.
- Recall the best way to create an auto macro.
- Recognize why you would create a macro in the Visual Basic Editor rather than using the Macro Recorder.
- Identify what you can add any existing macro to.