Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Construct building blocks, part of Word: Automating Your Work with Macros.
- [Instructor] If we jumped in the Wayback Machine…and took a look at Word 2000 or Word '97,…we'd find ourselves creating more macros…to do basic document formatting.…If we wanted, for example, to have a section of text…that we wanted to format as a title, we might create…a macro that would change the color of our text,…and then increase its size, and perhaps bold…or add some other effect, and we would need to do that…for the earliest versions of Word,…because there wasn't such a thing as a style.…
Now, when we want to format a title in a document,…we simply choose a title style, and that includes…a combination of our font size, our font's alignment,…the specific font that's being used, and whether or not…it's bold or italicized and so on.…In other words, we don't need to create…that formatting macro anymore.…Instead, we can use a style or create a new style…that's exactly the formatting that we want to use.…Another example of a past macro practice that we simply…don't need to engage in anymore is the ability to save…
- 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.