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How to Create Macros in Microsoft Word

What is a macro?

A macro is an action, or a set of actions, that automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language.

You can use the macro recorder to record a sequence of actions as a macro, or write VBA code in the Visual Basic Editor.

Recording a Macro in Word

  • On the Tools menu, select Macro > Record New Macro.
  • In the Macro name box, type a name for your new macro.
  • In the Store macro in box, click the document in which you want to store the macro.
  • In the Description box, enter a description for the macro.
  • If you don't want to assign the macro to a toolbar, a menu, or shortcut keys, click OK to start recording the macro.

    Tip: To assign the macro to a toolbar, click Toolbars > Commands tab. In the Commands box, click the macro you are recording, and drag it to the toolbar you want to assign it to. Click Close to start recording the macro.
  • Perform the action, or set of actions, you want to include in your macro, for example changing unformatted text into a specific font family and font size.

    Tip: When recording a macro, you can use the mouse to click commands and options, but not to select text. Use the keyboard to record these actions. For example, use F8 to select text and press END to move the cursor to the end of the line.
  • To stop recording your macro, click Stop Recording.

How to record a macro with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

  • On the Tools menu, select Macro > click Macros.
  • In the Macros in list, click the template or document in which to store your macro.
  • In the Macro name box, enter a name for the macro.
  • Click Create to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  • Tip: If you name the new macro the same as an existing built-in command in Microsoft Word, the new macro actions will overwrite the existing actions.
  • To view the built-in macros in Word, go to Tools > Macro > Macros.
  • In the Macros in drop-down list, click Word Commands.


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