The Secret Life of Word

The Secret Life of Word

A Professional Writer's Guide to Microsoft Word Automation

Robert Delwood


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The Secret Life of Word looks at Microsoft Word from the perspective of technical and other professional writers. It gives writers an in-depth look at the hidden capabilities of Word, and shows how to take advantage of those capabilities without being a programmer.

The Secret Life of Word will help you master the full gamut of Word mysteries, including AutoCorrect, QuickParts, BuildingBlocks, macros, Smart Tags, program-less VBA programming, and much more. There's something here for everyone who uses Microsoft Word, from new users to experts.

Inside the Book

  • Preface
  • Introduction to Word Automation
  • Creating Macros
  • Find and Replace
  • Fields, Form Fields, and Content Controls
  • AutoCorrect and AutoText/Building Blocks
  • Smart Tags
  • Exchanging Data
  • Code Samples
  • Automation Related Topics
  • Glossary, Bibliography, and Index