Join Mariann Siegert for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use macros?, part of Building Blocks and Macros in Word.
Before I can answer the question, why use macros;…I should first clarify what a macro is.…The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that macro means "of involving or…intended for use with relatively large quantities or on a large scale."…Word macros fit perfectly into this definition, because you can use a macro to…automate large quantities of tasks, repetitive chores, or common procedures…that you use often.…A macro allows you to record or write a set of instructions for Word to follow…in a particular order.…
Macros give you way to speak to Word, to give it a one, two, three list of things to do.…For instance, let's say your laundry list of chores for Word to perform and…several of your documents went something like this.…Let's say that we need to select this whole document.…So I'll do Ctrl+A on my keyboard, then apply the body text style, then we…have to insert a title.…Let's say the title is Exercise File and we need to apply the title style to Exercise File.…
Next, we need to find the word galleries and replace it with building blocks.…
- 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
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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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