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Window’s Task Scheduler is a handy tool for keeping your Normal template backup current.
It is always a good idea to keep a backup copy of Word’s Normal template.
Word has a hidden command that makes editing and adding keyboard shortcuts a whole lot easier.
Here’s a macro that will help you quickly switch between user names in Word.
Determining what formatting has been applied in Word can be a bit tricky, but two hidden tools can provide some assistance.
Do the rules about punctuating and ordering adjacent adjectives strike you as less than clear?
A new macro, based on existing code from online forums, quickly creates a words-per-chapter count.
The process of entering and styling inline comments is simplified through the use of this very short macro.
Members of the EFA provided some great opinions on the pros and cons of using inline comments, which I’ve summarized.
To complement the StyleThat macro, I’ve developed a macro that sorts style sheet terms.
A revised version of the the Editorium’s StyleThat macro can speed up copying terms to a style sheet.