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help with macros please!


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chocofluff

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Hi, I'm a newby here. How do I make a macro? Can it only be done in Word? I know it's something to do with recording information and assigning it to a key on the keyboard. I have tried to make one and read the instructions in Word but can only view it again when going in tools, macros etc. I thought all you had to do was go on a new page in Word and hit the correct key.
Help please?

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Some reading material

Create a macro - Word - Microsoft Office Online

Macros demystified: What they are and why to use them - Help and ...

Creating a macro with no programming experience using the recorder
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Hi chocofluff. Welcome to Geeks to Go!

All of the Office suite have Macros.

When you click Tools, Macro, Record New Macro, you should get the "Record Macro" dialog box. This is where you name the new macro, assign it to a Toolbar or Keyboard, and designate where it will be stored.

Assigning the macro to a Toolbar or Keyboard: If you choose Keyboard, you'll get a dialog box that shows all currently assigned keystrokes and gives you the option of assigning a keystroke to the new macro.

When to store the macro: The choices are "All Documents (Normal.dot)" or "Document1 (document)". If you store it in "All Documents (Normal.dot)", it will be available in each new document you create. The Normal.dot file is the default startup template for Word. If you choose "Document1 (document)", the macro will only be stored in the current document.

I just created a simple macro in Word to select all text and change the font color to green. I assigned "Alt+8" as the keystroke and stored it in "All Documents (Normal.dot)". I closed Word, reopened, typed some text, and keyed in my macro keystroke. Everything changed to green.

Hope this helps.
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