Friday, April 28, 2006

Fix Styles (Styles) "FixStyles" - Assign correct "following" styles for each paragraph in the current document.; Typically assigns “Text 1” style to all paragraphs that follow a “Heading 1” style, “Text 2” to follow “Heading 2” and so on...
Build a document of text, assign the heading styles (perhaps with Shift-Alt-right-arrow, left-arrow), then run the macro and watch it correctly assign styles to all your body text - which typically has been set in the Normal style.

Toggle Show All (Info) "ToggleShowAll" Toggles all visible settings. A distinct improvement on the old toolbar toggle-paragraph mark.; This macro uses the current “Show Fields” setting (True or False) to toggle all visibility settings. Now you can elect to see your document in WYSIWYG or to see everything under the hood.


Woody Leonhard got me started in all of this. "The Underground Guide To Windows", now out of print, I hear.

Page 1, Chapter 1, Paragraph1, Sentence1: “Let’s pay for this book right off the bat. … Everything beyond Chapter 1 is just gravy.”.

Right. Except this book paid for itself half-way through the first chapter.

And Toggle Show All is a derivative of the ideas in that first chapter.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Save As Selection
... and while we are at it (Files) "SaveAsSelectionTitleCase".
Save the active document with a new name. If the document is previously saved, the new copy is saved in the same path, otherwise the macro asks the user to browse for a suitable path.

You've started a new document, from scratch, or as a clone of an existing document. By the time you've typed in a few sentences you realize it's time to save it. Select an appropriate chunk of text then run this macro. If the new document is a clone of an existing (that is, previously-saved) document, it will be saved with the new name in the previous document's folder, a true clone. If you based your new document from choosing File, new, then you will be prompted for a path.

I use this most of all when I'm drafting a letter or other short document. I select the addressee's name and use that as a file name.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Jump To Document Folder
2148: New macro (Files) JumpToDocumentFolder opens Windows explorer in the same folder as your current document.

You are editing a document and suddenly need some other file that is held in the same folder. Use
JumpToDocumentFolder to launch a copy of Windows Explorer that points to your current document's folder.

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