October Concerns

Here we are in the middle of October already, and Halloween is just around the corner. I'm not sure how (or even if) trick-or-treating will be allowed in various areas, which makes me a bit sad for the youngsters.

In our area, they haven't decided if the kids will be able to go door to door. I know there is a "trunk or treat" still happening at one of the larger parking lots in town. I'm sure that will help some; we shall see.

I hope that you are safe and well in your corner of the world and that you enjoy the tips in this week's newsletter.

—Allen
     

WordTips (menu) for 17 October 2020

Macros extend Word
Determining the Length of a String

Need to find out in a macro how long a particular text string is? You can figure it out by using the Len function, described in this tip.

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Formatting
Letters and Numbers in Page Numbers

A common task is to add page numbers to document headers and footers. If you want those page numbers to include more than just digits, you can easily accomplish your desires.

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Word Macros, from the Ground Up

Macros are the key to making Word do what you really want it to do. I've written a complete tutorial that explains, from the ground up, how you can harness the power of macros. Word VBA Guidebook provides the information you need to finally conquer Word macros.

 
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Including Headers and Footers when Selecting All

If you are creating a macro that, in the course of processing your document, needs to update all the fields in the document, you may be surprised to find out the process is more complex than anticipated. This tip explains why this is the case, and provides some code you can use to do the updating you need.

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Converting Endnotes to Regular Text

If you have a document with lots of endnotes, you may need them converted to regular text so that they can be used properly by another program. Doing the conversion by hand can quickly get tedious, but there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.

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