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Getting to grips with Paul Beverley’s macros for Word to increase your productivity

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to macros, teaching you how they work and giving you practical experience in using some of the most popular macros among editors.

Please note that this webinar is fully subscribed. If you are interested in attending a repeat, please let our webinar coordinator know. If interest is high enough, a repeat will be organised.

About the webinar

Macros are free editing tools that work inside of Word to help you be more productive and accurate. They are quick and easy to use once you know the basics of how to install them. This workshop – and macros themselves – requires no programming skills, just a desire to learn and to speed up your work. If you can copy and paste, you can use macros!

This workshop is intended for editors who have little to no experience using macros. It is designed to teach you the fundamental skills you need to incorporate macros into your daily editing.

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you will learn all you need to know to be up and running with macros. By the end, you will:

  • know how to install and run macros
  • be able to assign keyboard shortcuts
  • feel confident about the safety of using macros
  • have used the most common macros among editors
  • know where to discover additional macros for the type of editing you do
  • understand how to incorporate macros into your existing workflow and other editing tools you already use, such as PerfectIt.

Editors use macros to optimise a wide variety of functions, including:

  • analysing a document for global consistency issues, such as with proper nouns, hyphenation, and spelling;
  • performing repetitive tasks more quickly and more accurately than we can manually, such as looking up terms online, changing numerals to text, and deleting and adding punctuation marks;
  • preventing editing errors, such as by changing a document’s background colour when you toggle Track Changes on and identifying sentences with missing final punctuation;
  • making Word work more efficiently, such as changing the language setting of a particular word or an entire document and controlling the formatting of pasted text.

The workshop is centred on Paul Beverley’s Word Macros Tools library. Paul is an editor himself and his macros are designed specifically for the tasks editors perform.

This is an interactive workshop. You will be guided through the process of installing macros and assigning them shortcuts and then practising with them. Be prepared to be engaged! There will be plenty of time for questions and for you to be helped if you get stuck.

6 June, 2024 @ 18:00 - 20:30 Africa/Johannesburg at Online (Zoom) by PEG | Nitty gritty Second quarter Webinar Zoom

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