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Chapter 6. Advanced Word Processing > Working with Macros

6.16. Working with Macros

A macro is like a script: a step-by-step series of commands that Word performs, rapid-fire, each time the macro is run. Although they definitely qualify as a power-user feature, you should consider this feature any time you find yourself facing a repetitive, tedious editing task. For example:

  • Changing three different character names in one pass (which is required for each chapter of the novel you just finished).

  • Drawing a table with the months of the year automatically listed down the first column and the names of all salespeople across the top. (All you have to do to complete the daily sales report is fill in the figures.)

  • Saving the table document above as a Word document in your Sales folder and saving an additional copy as a Web page (which you can now upload to the company intranet).


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