How to Create and Record MS Word Macro in 2019/2016/2013/ 2007/2010?

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Summary:-This technical guide will describe how you can create and record MS Word Macro in 2007 and 2010. But before moving to the solutions directly, you have to know what Macros are and are needed. But suppose you face any issue in your Word files, such as damage, corruption, or inaccessibility. In that case, you can use the SysInfo MS Word Recovery Tool, which recovers all unreadable Word data from corrupted Doc files. So, here we go.


What is a Macro in Word?

A macro is a set of instructions that one can combine as a single command to accomplish a task automatically. The user can automate frequently used tasks in Microsoft Word simply by creating and running macros. So, It is a set of functions that can be performed by pressing a shortcut key, clicking a Quick Access toolbar button, or selecting the macro from a list. Of course, it all depends on how you want to set it.

How to Create Macro in MS Word?

Follow the given below steps to create a macro in Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010:

  1. First of all, open the MS Word application and enable the Developer.
  2. One can enable the developer tab by clicking on File >> Options >> Customize Ribbon >> Select Developer tab and click OK.
  3. Then, click the Developer tab and click on the Record Macro.
  4. In the dialog box, specify a name for your macro.
  5. You can even assign a button or keyboard key combination to your macro.
  6. Under the Store macro in the label, select the “All Documents (Normal.dotm)” option from the list. The option will make the macro available for other documents too.
  7. Click OK; now macro will be in recording mode.

Note: You cannot select text while recording a macro, but you can use the mouse to give commands. (Press F8 to select text)

  1. Users can stop or pause the recording at any time.
  2. To run the macro, click on the Developer tab >> Macros >> Run.

Once you complete these simple steps, you must make a Macro available in all the documents.

How to Make a Macro Available in All the Documents?

So, by now, you must be able to create and record a Macro. To make a macro available from one document to all new documents, you must add it to the Normal. dotm template. Follow the instructions given below.

  1. Firstly, open the document that contains the Macro.
  2. Then, click View >> Macros >> View Macros.
  3. After that, click on the Organizer.
  4. Finally, click the Macro you want to add to the dotm template, and then click Copy.


Following the earlier steps, you can easily create and record MS Word Macro in 2007/2010. Many ways are available, but this is the easiest and simplest method. MS Word Recovery Tool can also Recover Unsaved Word Documents. I hope it helps.

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