Monthly Archives: November 2022

Getting Help with Macros

By Jack Lyon, the Editorium While messing about with macros, I sometimes find myself up against a problem for which I have no solution. Time to get some help! My usual approach is to use Google to search for "microsoft word vba [whatever problem I’m having]". That turns up lots of interesting stuff, but the […]

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How to Add a Macro to Word and Its QAT (Quick Access Toolbar)

Microsoft Word’s macro features make it possible to turn Word into a lean, mean editing machine. You’ll find lots of free editing macros online (see below for some excellent sources). But how can you add a macro to Microsoft Word so it will be available when you need it? Here’s the procedure: Copy the text […]

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Writing Down the Chaos

By Jack Lyon, the Editorium You can’t do much carpentry with your bare hands, and you can’t do much thinking with your bare brain. —Bo Dahlbom High school English class. Freshman year. The teacher explained how to: Come up with a thesis statement. Create an outline of arguments supporting the thesis statement. Write a paper […]

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Listing Keyboard Shortcuts: Two Methods

By Jack Lyon, the Editorium As useful as custom keyboard shortcuts may be in using Microsoft Word, it’s sometimes difficult to remember which keys you’ve assigned to what function. Word itself includes one way to find out: Click File > Print. Under "Settings," select "Key Assignments: List of your custom shortcut keys": Select the printer […]

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Wildcard Secrets Revisited

A few weeks ago I sent out an article called "Three Wildcard Secrets." I thought they were pretty good secrets, too! You can see them here. In a nutshell, here are the first two: The wildcard range [A-z], meant to find any uppercase or lowercase letter, will not find accented letters. You have to use […]

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