Join Mariann Siegert for an in-depth discussion in this video Building blocks vs. macros, part of Word: Building Blocks and Macros.
If you've watched the first two movies at this point you might be wondering what…the difference is between building blocks and macros.…In the early days of Word processing it was necessary to create a macro for,…well, just about everything.…As Word processing features became richer those things we used to create macros…for, for instance repetitive formatting of text or paragraphs, could be…accomplished more easily using styles, but of course applying a style does not…include boilerplate text.…
It only applies formatting attributes to the text.…So the next feature to come along was Auto Text which stored both text and…the style formatting.…As discussed previously, beginning in Word 2007 building blocks came along which…also encompassed Auto Text, because these additional tools we no longer need to…create a macro for everything.…Many of the things we could create a macro for in the past can now be…accomplished using these other tools.…
For new users it can be equally confusing.…I've actually seen articles on the Internet that say you must be a programmer to…
- Using built-in and custom building blocks
- Adding power utilizing building block content controls
- Using building blocks and macros together
- Recording, playing, and pausing macros
- Saving macro-enabled documents and templates
- Employing macros and field codes together
- Assigning keyboard shortcuts and buttons to macros
- Editing and combining macros
- Getting started with VBA code
Skill Level Intermediate
Word 2010 Essential Trainingwith Gini von Courter8h 3m Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Putting Building Blocks to Work
3. Using the Power of Macros
4. Real-World Macro Projects
5. Stepping Into VBA
6. Managing Macros
Importing macros5m 49s
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