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Run a Macro in Word- Tutorial

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Run a Macro in Word- Tutorial: A picture of the “Macros” dialog box in Word 2016.

Run a Macro in Word: Overview

            To run a macro in Word, you can click the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “Macros” button in the “Macros” button group. If there are macros that are available to run, then you can choose the “View Macros” command from the button’s drop-down menu that appears.

            If you do not see this command, then you may not have any recorded macros available for use. Otherwise, after you select this command from the button’s drop-down menu, you will see the “Macros” dialog box appear. You use this dialog box to manage your available macros and run a macro in Word.

Run a Macro in Word- Tutorial: A picture of the “Macros” dialog box in Word 2016.

Run a Macro in Word- Tutorial: A picture of the “Macros” dialog box in Word 2016.

            Within the “Macros” dialog box, you can see a large white list that contains the names of the macros that are available to you. To run a macro that is shown within this list, click its name it select it. Then click the “Run” button within this dialog box to run the selected macro. After you have successfully run a macro in Word, you can close this dialog box by clicking the “Close” button within it.

Run a Macro in Word: Instructions

  1. To run a macro in Word, click the “Macros” button in the “Macros” button group on the “View” tab in the Ribbon to open the “Macros” dialog box.
  2. A listing of available macros will appear in the list shown within the “Macros” dialog box.
  3. To run a macro that appears within this list, click its name it select it.
  4. Click the “Run” button in the “Macros” dialog box to run the selected macro.
  5. To close the “Macros” dialog box after you have finished, click the “Close” button in the “Macros” dialog box.

Run a Macro in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Running and Deleting Macros,” shows you how to run a macro in Word. It also shows you how to delete a macro in Word, if you are interested in learning how to do that. This video lesson is from our complete Word training, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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