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New Reviews for The Secret Life of Word

“I’ve never come across another book like it, and my experience using Word since reading this book has been a fun learning experience. Excellent!” – Sandra, on goodreads.com

“The Secret Life of Word tackles some of the higher end topics in Microsoft Word like creating macros, find and replace; fields, form fields, and content controls; […]

Optimizing VBA Code: Part Two: Loops

This is part two of “Optimizing VBA Code.” You do not need to read Part One: Variables to use the information in this article, but I hope you do. The material in both articles is derived from my book, The Secret Life of Word. This article is also available in PDF form.

This article looks […]

Optimizing VBA Code: Part One: Variables

This is the first in a series of articles about optimizing VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code. The information here is drawn from my book, The Secret Life of Word: A Professional Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Word Automation. This article is also available in PDF form

VBA is known to be a slow language. Often […]

Robert Delwood Interview

Robert Delwood, author of The Secret Life of Word: A Professional Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Word Automation, was interviewed by Robert Reynolds in the latest issue of sound.views, the newsletter of the Puget Sound Chapter of the STC.

The interview discusses Robert’s approach to Microsoft Word automation, and how he uses automation […]

Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Word — Guest Article

This article is an excerpt from The Secret Life of Word: A Professional Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Word Automation.

Many users seem intimidated by automation in Word, thinking it requires programming or complex procedures. Nothing is further from the truth. Once you realize how simple it can be, it’s hard to imagine not having used […]