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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Word Under the Hood

    1. Introduction: Hacks #1-2

    2. Tweak the Interface

    3. Macros 101: A Crash Course

  2. Chapter 2 The Word Workspace

    1. Introduction: Hacks #3-13

    2. Hack Your Shortcut Menus

    3. Create Custom Views

    4. Revert to Saved

    5. Quickly Change Your File → Open Path

    6. Report and Review Your Options

    7. Force Internet Explorer to Hand Off Word Documents

    8. Tweak the New Document Task Pane

    9. Browse All Button Images

    10. Create a Custom Button Image

    11. Hack the Office Assistant

    12. Build a Better MRU

  3. Chapter 3 Formatting, Printing, and Table Hacks

    1. Introduction: Hacks #14-26

    2. Insert Placeholder Text

    3. Sample Your System Fonts

    4. Tab Me to Your Leader

    5. Make Styles More Manageable with Aliases

    6. Make a Simple Bar Graph

    7. Put Footnotes in Tables

    8. Repeat a Section Heading Across Pages

    9. Simplify Borders Around Imported Images

    10. Make More Flexible Captions

    11. Make PDFs Without Acrobat

    12. Create a Custom Text Watermark

    13. Include Only Part of a Heading in a TOC

    14. Put Crop Marks on a Page

  4. Chapter 4 Editing Power Tools

    1. Introduction: Hacks #27-44

    2. Crunch Numbers Quickly in Word

    3. Unlink Every Hyperlink

    4. Exclude Text from Find and Replace

    5. Use Character Codes to Find or Insert Special Characters

    6. Find/Replace in Multiple Files

    7. Find and Replace Without Find and Replace

    8. Quickly Create a Custom Dictionary

    9. Create a Dictionary Exclusion List

    10. Disable Overtype Permanently

    11. Delete All Comments in a Document

    12. Delete All Bookmarks in a Document

    13. Turn Comments into Regular Text

    14. Apply Context-Sensitive Formatting

    15. Send a Document as a Plain-Text Outlook Email

    16. Swap Revision Authors

    17. Corral Basic Bullets and Numbering

    18. Cross-Reference Automatically

    19. Hack More Flexible Cross-Referencing

  5. Chapter 5 Templates and Outlines

    1. Introduction: Hacks #45-50

    2. Create an Outline-Only Copy of a Document

    3. Build a Better Outline

    4. Use an Outline to Build an Org Chart

    5. Attach the Same Template to Multiple Files

    6. Quickly Attach a Workgroup Template

    7. Manage Macros with Templates

  6. Chapter 6 Housekeeping

    1. Introduction: Hacks #51-56

    2. Troubleshoot Common Word Problems

    3. Control Word Startup

    4. Sidestep Formatting Restrictions

    5. Rename Built-in Styles

    6. Clean Out Linked "Char" Styles

    7. Reduce Document Bloat by Deleting Old List Templates

  7. Chapter 7 Macro Hacks

    1. Introduction: Hacks #57-69

    2. Get Simple User Input for a Macro

    3. Keep the Macros Dialog Box Tidy

    4. Do Something to Every File in a Directory

    5. Run Macros Automatically

    6. Intercept Word Commands

    7. Keep Custom Menus Under Control

    8. Use Word Dialogs in a Macro

    9. Optimize Your VBA Code

    10. Show Progress from VBA

    11. Hack Documents with For Each Loops

    12. Store Settings and Data in .ini Files

    13. Generate Random Numbers

    14. Hack with Application Events

  8. Chapter 8 Forms and Fields

    1. Introduction: Hacks #70-79

    2. Fake (and Easy) Fill-in Forms

    3. Hack DATE Fields

    4. Perform Calculations with Formula Fields

    5. Format Numeric Field Results

    6. Use Fields for Heavy-Duty Calculations

    7. Include an Interactive Calendar in Your Forms

    8. Use Custom Shortcut Menus to Make Frequent Selections

    9. Number Documents Sequentially

    10. Cross-Reference Among Documents

    11. Convert Field Codes to Text and Back Again

  9. Chapter 9 Advanced Word Hacks

    1. Introduction: Hacks #80-89

    2. Emulate Emacs with VBacs

    3. Use Word as a Windows Backup Utility

    4. Perform Power Text Searches with Regular Expressions

    5. Show a Directory Structure as a Word Outline

    6. Automate Word from Other Applications

    7. Hack Word from Python

    8. Hack Word from Perl

    9. Hack Word from Ruby

    10. Use Python from Word

    11. Use Perl from Word

  10. Chapter 10 Word 2003 XML Hacks

    1. Introduction: Hacks #90-100

    2. Get a Command-Line XML Processor

    3. Create a Word Document in Notepad

    4. Get the XML Toolbox

    5. Use IE to Inspect WordprocessingML Documents

    6. Transforming XML into a Word Document

    7. Batch-Process Word Documents with XSLT

    8. Standardize Documents with XSLT

    9. Remove Direct Formatting with XSLT

    10. Remove Linked "Char" Styles with XSLT

    11. Use Google from Your Macros

    12. Google Without Leaving Word

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