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Demystifying Macros: A Beginner’s Guide (Webinar Recording, Free to EFA Members)


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Are you intimidated by macros? Are you unsure what macros are but would like to become a more efficient editor? Have you always been curious about macros but never made the time to try them? Demystifying Macros will introduce you to the world of macros.

Macros are mini computer programs that run inside Microsoft Word. They can save you time by performing repetitive tasks and can increase your effectiveness by analyzing a manuscript for consistency issues. During this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn what macros are, how macros differ from programs like PerfectIt, how to install and run macros on your computer, how to determine what macros you need for your projects, and five tips for incorporating macros into your workflow. No programming experience is required.

This presentation centers on a free library of nearly 800 macros designed specifically for editors by Paul Beverly, a technical editor in the UK. The macros work on both PCs and Macs and are suitable for editors of all genres. Attendees will receive a detailed handout of the steps covered in the presentation.

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For over 20 years, Jennifer Yankopolus has edited architecture and design books and helped design firms create documents that enhance their brand. She is also the content editor for INNOVATION, the quarterly journal of the Industrial Society of America. Previously, she was the editor of the annual Almanac of Architecture & Design, the Archidek series of architectural trading cards, and a number of books about the business of design published by Greenway Communications. She holds a master’s degree in architectural history from Georgia Tech and a professional certificate in copyediting from the University of California, San Diego.

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