Free book: Computer Tools for Editors
Computer Tools for Editors
is a free book (600+ pages), which you can
(version: 20 November 2014).
It contains over 450 macros that will help with a range of different tasks around writing and editing using Microsoft Word.
(If you are already using some of the macros and want to know if any given macro has been updated recently,
a dated list of all the macros is available here
With the computer’s help, you can have …
Computers are good making repetitive changes – they don’t get bored and tired and then miss things.
Not only can they speed up the repetitive jobs, but while you are reading, you can use them to make small changes so that you can maintain your focus on the meaning of the text.
If the computer is doing the boring bits, you can enjoy the challenge of engaging with the text, improving the way the ideas are communicated and just reading an interesting book!
You can use all the same macros, provided you have Word 2004 or 2011. (Microsoft chose not to give Word 2008 any macro support.)