Learn how to automate repetitive and complex tasks in Microsoft Word with macros.
- [Gini] Welcome to Word: Automating Your Work with Macros. A Word macro is programming code that directs Microsoft Word to take specific actions. Macros can be used for repetitive procedures, complex tasks, or a series of steps taken each time an existing document is opened or a new document is created. Here's the great news. You don't need to be a programmer to create macros. You turn on Word's Macro Recorder, then take the actions you want to include, and Word writes the code.
During playback, Word follows your instructions the same way each time, so macros help us create very consistent documents. They also provide a way to capture business processes for those infrequently used, complex documents that need extensive reformatting or modification. I'm Gini von Courter. Whether you're new to macros or have created macros in other Office applications, I invite you to join me on this journey into the world of Word macros.
- 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.