TechCommNZ Webinar: One command to rule them all: Introduction to Word macros

Macros can save Word users hours of time. But what's a macro? Can anyone create one? Learn the basics of Word macros so you can start creating your own to automate repetitive tasks.

Learning outcomes

In this session you will learn:

  • What macros are and how they can help you (with examples)
  • How to record and run a basic macro
  • How to assign a keyboard shortcut or toolbar button to a macro
  • How to copy and edit a macro, including testing and adding comments
  • Where to safely store your macros.

Note: This session focuses on Word for Windows. Mac users should be able to do similar things, but there are no guarantees. Skill level: intermediate to advanced users of Word.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Friday 19 June 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:15pm NZST, (12 noon - 1:15 pm AEST) [note later time than usual]

Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members - $30 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Affiliate members incl ASTC and NZATD - $50 plus GST
  • Non-members - $150 plus GST. Sign up as a member and, once approved, you can register at member rates.

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

Rhonda started her freelance business in Western Australia in 1999, providing technical writing and editing services to companies of all sizes—from small start-ups to global multinationals. Since 2008, she’s been the technical editor for a health, environment, and safety team on a $60b project for a global oil and gas company, editing 3000+ complex Word documents for that team. Rhonda has spoken at many conferences in Australia, New Zealand, and the US, presented webinars, and has written thousands of articles (hundreds just on Word) for her blog (, which has been viewed by more than 14.5 million visitors.

To relax, Rhonda creates with fabric and makes quilts for distribution to charitable organisations.

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