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How to create a Macro in Word 2007

Macros are advanced features that can speed up editing or  formatting you may perform often in a Word document. They record sequences of  menu selections that you choose so that a series of actions can be completed in  one step.

Recording a Macro               To record a Macro:

  • Click the View Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click Macros
  • Click Record  Macro

Record Macro Button

Record Macro Dialog Box

  • Enter a name (without spaces)
  • Click whether you want it assigned to a button (on the Quick Access Toolbar) or  the keyboard (a sequence of keys)
  • To assign the macro a button on the Quick Access  Toolbar:
    • Click Button
    • Under the Customize  Quick Access Toolbar, select the document for which you want the Macro  available

Customize Quick Access Toolbar Dialog Box

Under Choose Commands:  Click the Macro that you are recordingClick Add Click OK to begin Recording the MacroPerform the actions you want recorded in the  Macro Click on MacrosClick on Stop  Recording Macros

Stop Recording Macro Button

  • To assign a macro button to a keyboard shortcut:
    • Click Keyboard
    • In the Press  New Shortcut Key box, type the key sequence that you want and click Assign

Keyboard Marco Creation Dialog Box

Click Close to begin recording the MacroPerform the actions you want recorded in the  Macro Click on MacrosClick on Stop  Recording Macros

Running a Macro   Running a macro depends on whether it’s been added to the  Quick Access Toolbar or if it’s been given a Keyboard Shortcut.

  •               To run a Macro from the Quick Access Toolbar, simply click  the Macro Icon

Macro Button on Quick Access Toolbar

  • To run a Macro from the Keyboard shortcut, simply press the keys that you have programmed  to run the Macro
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