INFO: What is a Macro

A macro is a way to avoid going through same set of repetitious steps more than once. With Macros, you can simply record these actions once and assign them a button or command. When that button is pressed, the set of commands is executed. For example: if formatting a paper in Microsoft Word you repeatedly have to press Enter, press Tab twice, and change the font size and color to a different style, you can simply record this series of steps by assigning it a macro. From that point forward, every time you press the button to trigger the macro, the series of recorded steps executes automatically. Macros can be programmed into most Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Project.