Your Guide to Macros and Automation

microsoft office logoMacros are used to automate a process in an application or operating system. They are most frequently used in office suites like Microsoft Office and Open to save the end user from manually having to run through a series of menus or keystrokes. But any application can be automated by a macro using third party software like Macro Express.

This guide will show you how to use macros in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint), and provides reviews for third party macro software that can be applied to any Windows application. You may also find some articles on camera macro lenses, used to photograph small objects and details.

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