Hello all,

in a previous life before novelling I wrote a lot of simple VBA applications in MS Office, mainly Word and Excel. So when I started writing my first novel I found myself writing macros to help me out. I'm sharing them here in case anyone else finds them useful or can offer any improvements or additions of their own.

If you are not that comfortable with using macros then don't be afraid - these will not alter the content of your documents unless stated. To use them, press Alt-F11 to open the VBA editor and paste them into a module in your document (I prefer not to write macros in the Normal.dot template for various reasons).

I should point out that my tips here refer specifically to Word 2003 running on Windows XP - I haven't tested them on any other versions or OSes.