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7. Macro Hacks > 60. Run Macros Automatically

Run Macros Automatically

Macros are all about automation, but to run they typically require you to click a toolbar button or select a menu item. This hack shows you how to create macros with minds of their own that run whenever you create, open, or close certain templates or documents.

If you often do the same thing when you first open a document, such as checking one of the document properties or turning on field-code shading, why not have Word do it for you?

There are five special names you can give your macros that cause them to run when certain things happen in the Word world. These are known as AutoMacros, and how they behave depends both on their names and on where they’re stored.

These are the five AutoMacros available in Word:


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