Record a macro

  1. Choose Tools → Macro ? Record New Macro.
  2. The Record Macro dialog box appears.
  3. Enter a name for the macro.
  4. Generally, you should store your macros in the Personal Macro Workbook. Choose Personal Macro Workbook from the Store Macro In drop-down list.
  5. In the Macro Options dialog box, you can assign the macro to a shortcut key.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Do the sequence of commands that you want recorded
  8. Click the Stop button that appears in the macro toolbar.

The real art of recording a macro is ensuring that you only record the steps required to automate the task--nothing more, nothing less--and to replay that task in future, perhaps more generic situations.

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