Making Macro Work

Microsoft Word is a highly user friendly program which provides users with ample number of amazing tools and features. Macro is an exciting feature in Microsoft Word which allows the user to automatefrequently used tasks.


A macro is a series of commands and instructions that you group together as a single command to accomplish a task automatically.Macros can save a lot of your time by allowing you to automate simple tasks that you need to perform often, as well as complex procedures that consist of many steps. Macros can be powerful tools that can really reduce the time that you will need to finish your work and can eliminate the need to remember all the steps in a complex and tedious procedure.


To record a Macro, you need to follow the procedure given below:

Step 1:

Click View > Macros > Record Macro

Step 2:

Type a name for the macro.To use this macro in any new documents you make, selectAll Documents (Normal.dotm)under Store macro in box.

Step 3:

To run your macro when you click a button, click Button. A new dialogue box will be displayed. Click the new macro (it’s named Normal.NewMacros.Macro1) and click Add.

Step 4:

In case you want to modify the Macro then you can do so by clicking on Modify option. A new dialogue box will be displayed Choose a button image, type the name you want, and click OK.










The button for your macro appears on the Quick Access Toolbar.


Step 5:

You can proceed with recording the steps. Click the commands or press the keys for each step in the task. Word records your clicks and keystrokes. Always Use the keyboard to select text while you’re recording your macro. Macros don’t record selections made with a mouse.


Step 6:

To stop recording, click View > Macros > Stop Recording.



To run the macro, click the button on the Quick access tool bar.

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