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Many people use the handy Wizards that are included with Word. Some of these Wizards are used to create specialized documents. For instance, Word includes Wizards to help create different types of legal documents and business letters. These templates help you to quickly create generalized versions of documents. You can create your own Wizards. To create a Wizard, follow these general steps:
To modify an existing Wizard, follow these steps:
There is a caveat to changing an existing Wizard. If the macro code has been protected (encrypted to prevent changes), then you will not be able to modify the macros. The heart of any Wizard is the macro or series of macros that make it work. It should go without saying that you should understand how to program using VBA before you begin making wholesale changes. (Of course, making changes that break the Wizard and then digging yourself out of that hole is a great way to learn more about programming.)
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (375) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
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