In the previous blog, I mentioned bypassing Word’s built-in print options via a specialized printing macro. Now, the trouble with macros—if you have a lot of them—is access. Executing a Word macro requires five clicks unless you’ve assigned a shortcut. That’s a lot of steps to access an automated task!
If you have a lot of macros and a short memory (memorizing a lot of shortcuts is more troublesome than negotiating the macro menu structure) add a custom menu for quick access to the macros you use most often. First, add a new menu to the menu bar and then drag macros to the new menu, as follows:
- Launch the Customize dialog box by double-clicking a toolbar or menu, or by choosing Customize from the Tools menu.
- Click the Commands tab.
- Choose New Menu from the Categories list (the last option). Doing so will update the Commands list to the right.