Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
If you’re only testing the waters, type some text. That’s good enough.
7. To stop recording, choose Macros ⇒ Stop Recording.
The macro is saved.
To play back the macro, press the keyboard shortcut you assigned. Word repeats all actions taken
while the macro was being recorded, playing them back as though you’ve just issued the commands
or typed the text yourself.
To review macros you made, choose Macros ⇒ View Macros. You can manually run a macro
from the Macros dialog box, or you can rename, edit, or delete the macros. You know the drill.
Macros in Word broach the arena of computer programming. If you want to dig into macros,
find a book or resource on the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications programming language.
Macro is short for macroinstruction. Yeah, whatever.
The Developer Tab
Word’s advanced, creepy features lie on a tab that’s normally hidden from view: the Developer tab.
To display the Developer tab, obey these steps:
1. Click the File tab to display the File screen.
2. Choose the Options command to display the Word Options dialog box.
3. On the right side of the window, place a check mark by the Developer Tab item.
You find the Developer Tab item in the Customize the Ribbon list.
4. Click OK.
The Developer tab is aptly named; it’s best suited for people who either use Word to develop
applications, special documents, and online forms or are hellbent on customizing Word by using macros .
Hyphenation is an automatic feature that splits a long word at the end of a line to make the text fit
better on the page. Most people leave this feature turned off because hyphenated words tend to slow
down the pace at which people read. However, if you want to hyphenate a document, click the Page
Layout tab and then the Page Setup group, and choose Hyphenation ⇒ Automatic.