- Recording a simple macro
- Running macros
- Securing macros
- Using build blocks
- Using the Visual Basic Editor
- Organizing macros
Skill Level Appropriate for all
- [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.