How to Create, Run or Delete a Macro in MS Word 2016?

by Maria William Software Developer

Office 2016 is a popular suite developed by the tech giant, Microsoft. This latest Office version has made it quite easier to create documents, share them and work upon them at the same time. From your PC, Mac to your Windows, Apple, and Android™ phones and tablets, you can review, edit and analyze your document across different devices. Apart from this, other features of this Office version, includes the following:

  • Find commands with Tell Me
  • Bing-powered Smart Lookup for Fast-check
  • Fewer clicks to inside
  • One Drive cloud storage
  • Office apps optimized for touch

Like all its other applications, Word 2016 also has some of the exceptional features as that of the previous versions. It has a feature of macros with the help of which you can group together a series of commands as well as instructions to accomplish a task automatically. This helps you save your precious time on the tasks you frequently do in MS Word. To make the use of this feature, one should know how to create, run, edit or delete them. If you don’t know about them, then this article is just for you:

Steps for creating macros in Office 2016

  1. After Login to your Click View from the menu bar
  2. Select Record Macro from Macros
  3. Enter a name for the macro or go with the default name
  4. To implement a macro in a new document, ensure that All Documents (Normal) is selected in the Store Macro in list
  5. Click Keyboard to give a key combination to your macro (Word will display the customized keyboard dialogue box)
  6. Enter a combination of keys in the Press New Keyboard Shortcut box
  7. Now, Word will display the command or action currently given to that combination, if any
  8. If this combination has already been assigned then delete it from Press New Keyboard Shortcut box and select a new combination
  9. To use this combination for all your new documents, make sure Normal.dotm is selected in the Save Changes in list
  10. Hit Assign
  11. Click Ok, when you are ready to record the macro
  12. Click the commands or hit the keys for each step in the task
  13. To stop recording, click View and then Macros
  14. Now, choose Stop Recording

 Steps for running a macro

  1. To run a macro, press the combination of keys you assigned to the macros
  2. Click View from the menu bar and select Macros
  3. Now, view Macros
  4. Under the Macro Name list, choose the macro you want to run
  5. Now, hit Run

Steps for deleting a macro

  1. Follow the path – View -> Macros -> View Macros
  2. Ensure that the location mentioned by Macros in incorporates the location of the macro that you want to delete
  3. Choose the macro you want to delete and click the minus button below the list
  4. When you will be asked to confirm the delete, click Yes

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