Running/Recording Macros in Microsoft Word to Simplify Difficult Tasks

Posted November 29, 2005 by risherz in Microsoft Word

Macros are powerful programs that make hard tasks easier. After you record a Macro, you can use it whenever you want.

First, create a Macro so that you can use it. Creating/Recording Macros are fairly easy. Use the following steps:

1. Click on Tools in the menu bar.
2. Then go to Macro.
3. Click on Record New Macro….

Give your very own Macro a name, indicate where it needs to be stored, and write up a description (so that when you need to use that Macro you know exactly what the Macro does).

Then assign the Macro to Toolbars (for toolbar functions) or Keyboard (for keyboard functions).

4. Now you are ready to record a new Macro. If you selected Record Macro, then you can start recording the Macro (after you fill in the information in the window that pop’s up). You can also give a keyboard shortcut to that Macro. (To assign keyboard shortcuts, you need to press two keys together such as Alt+t or Ctrl+t.)
5. Record whatever you need to record (for example, text formatting, page numbers, etc.)
6. Click on Stop Recording (the blue square on the Stop Recording toolbar) when you are done.

If you want to access your Macro, use the steps below:

1. Tools.
2. Macro.
3. Macros….

Pick the Macro, and click on Run.

If you have given a keyboard shortcut for the Macro, then just type in the shortcut.

The Macro will now execute itself, and change the things it is supposed to.

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