Automate Any Application – Boost Productivity


Mac OS users can look to Keyboard Maestro and the native Automator to provide similar functionality. But what I’m about to describe can be used anywhere in Windows 7 or later, and in any Microsoft or third-party application that follows long-established Windows user interface conventions.

In Word (2013), it’s easy to record a simple macro and not have any idea that Visual Basic for Applications (VBA, its macro underpinnings) exists. But try that in PowerPoint, where there is no facility to record steps as you manipulate dialog boxes.