What Is A Macro? Does Anyone Really Care?

Written by Rafael Van Dyke


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To bring up huge blocks of text quickly, itís easier to use AutoText rather than a macro; not to mention that itís faster now that AutoText can be called automatically and completed onrepparttar fly - you can even launch them from a button. You donít need a macro to save your page settings or to start off your commonly used documents anymore; you just simply create a template for that (or use one ofrepparttar 107876 templates that comes with Microsoft Word Ė likerepparttar 107877 Letter Wizard). And if you want to copy text formatting to other blocks of text, youíll userepparttar 107878 Format Painter Ö not a macro.

With all of these great tools that have replaced need to use macros for common tasks,repparttar 107879 last question is what exactly would you use them for nowadays? Though some may find a few isolated cases to use one, a macro is mainly a tool mainly for programmers. So unless you find yourself needing to create an automation solution in Visual Basic, macros should become a thing ofrepparttar 107880 past. But itís nice to know that theyíre available Ö just in case!

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Picking the Right Font Face for your Document

Written by Rafael Van Dyke


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Newsletters and Other Publications This is where you can really get creative with your font use, but donít overdo it. Forrepparttar article text, keep it allrepparttar 107875 same and readable like a default font. For everything else, you may use up to 10 fonts & sizes; it all depends onrepparttar 107876 mode you need for your your publication. A corporate look will use fewer fonts and a fun look. The question becomes whether or not each heading and each section will have a different font.

Fonts For Your Website Web documents have to be treated differently sincerepparttar 107877 object is to make your text look good onrepparttar 107878 screen. Arial & Helvetica have always proven reliable, but Verdana & Tahoma have become very popular inrepparttar 107879 past few years. Times New Roman is a thing of past, and there arenít many other fonts that are good for web development unless theyíre made into graphic files (which slows down your website). But for a little more flexibility, be sure to use a pixel size (px) instead of a pont size (pt).

We could go on and on about how to treat other types of documents when it comes to fonts (and perhaps maybe we will in future articles); but whether youíre working on a research paper, a flyer, business cards, or even a church service program, they all have a basic feeling to be conveyed - and picking appropriate fonts will make sure that you conveyrepparttar 107880 right message. So unless you want your next newsletter to look like a property deed, go get some more fonts and pickrepparttar 107881 right fonts for your document.

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