Using Macros

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Using Macros

Using Macros

You can create macros in Word 2013 to help streamline your work processes. Macros are a way to group a bunch of tasks, to automate them.

To record a simple macro with a keyboard shortcut:

  1. From the VIEW tab of the Ribbon, in the Macros group, select Macros. Macros in Macros Group of View Tab
  2. From the drop-down list, select Record Macro. Record Macro
  3. In the Record Macro dialog box, enter a name for the macro and select Keyboard. Record Macro Dialog Box
  4. To have the macro run with each new document, ensure that the Store macro in text box displays All Documents (Normal.dotm), and enter a Description if desired. Click OK.Record Macro Dialog Box
  5. In the Customize Keyboard dialog box, press the keyboard shortcut you want to use; it is displayed in the Press new shortcut key text box. Click Assign, and then click Close.Customize Keyboard Dialog Box
  6. Now perform the steps of the macro you are creating. Word displays a tape-recorder icon as it records. Tape-Recorder Icon
  7. When you are done, select the Macros command again and select Stop Recording. Stop Recording
  8. You can now use this keyboard shortcut to perform the action you specified.

Copy Macros from Document to Document

To copy macros from one document to another:

  1. From the VIEW tab of the Ribbon, in the Macros group, select Macros. Macros in Macros Group of View Tab
  2. From the drop-down list, select View Macros. View Macros
  3. Select Organizer in the dialog box. Macros Dialog Box
  4. Use the Organizer to copy macros, and then click Close. Organizer Dialog Box

Macro Security

When you open a file that contains macros, you will see a security warning in a yellow box at the top of the document. If the document is from a trusted source, select Enable Content.

Security Warning

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