Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Set up Word for creating macros, part of Word: Automating Your Work with Macros.
- [Instructor] There are two specific customizations…that we're going to make to our Microsoft Word environment…that'll make it easier for us to develop…and work with macros.…The first is to display the developer tab of the ribbon,…which will appear right in here…to the right of the view tab.…If you don't have it, simply right click in the ribbon…or on the tabs.…Choose customize the ribbon and in the right hand side…on the list of main tabs,…put a check mark for developer and click OK.…Here now is our developer tab that has commands for macros.…
Not just macros and record macros and pause macro,…all of which are also available on the view tab,…but also visual, basic, and macro security,…and farther to the right, add ins.…So, other commands that we'll be working with.…To make it wicked easy…to turn macro recording on and to stop it…we have a command that we can actually add…to the status bar.…Right click in the status bar.…Choose Macro Recording.…Just put a check mark in front of it by clicking.…Just like that.…
Now you have a way to start recording…
- 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.