Deleting a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 2, 2016)

Many macros that you record or create are used for a specific purpose; they are not intended to be used over and over again for long periods of time. This means that as your needs change, you will have occasion to delete macros. To delete a macro, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Macro option from the Tools menu, then choose Macros from the resulting submenu. This displays the Macro dialog box.
  2. From the list of macros, select the macro you want to delete. The Delete button becomes available.
  3. Click on Delete.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each macro you want to delete.
  5. Click on Close when finished.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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