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Note. All of these Add-Ins are Templates set for download in zip files. If you double-click on a template you will get a document, not the template. The template, itself, needs to be stored in your Word Startup Folder, to be used as an Add-In. The Add-Ins can be opened and read without activating the macros. In most cases, you can examine the vba code (macros) if you wish. Each download title acts as a hyperlink to begin the download. These Add-Ins are intended for use on Windows versions of Word on a computer. They have not been tested on mobile devices nor on any of the Macintosh versions of Word. These Add-Ins have not been tested on any 64-bit versions of Word. (The 64-bit version of Word is in no way superior to the 32-bit version and some Add-Ins do not work in the 64-bit version.)

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Download Random Text Add-InRandom Text Add-In for Ribbon Versions of Word - Adds icons on Quick Action Toolbar to run two variations on the Rand function to insert six paragraphs of random text. Contains signed macros. Must be loaded in the Word Startup Folder. Created to help a poster on a Word forum. My personal recommendation is to, instead, learn the functions. See "The rand 'virus' on the MVP site. 

This uses a custom dialog box to write the functions and use them to insert dummy text. User has option to get a message box showing the AutoCorrect function that is written. You can use Ctrl+Z to back up and see the function in the document. This will help you learn these AutoCorrect functions. Also can insert older "Quick Brown Fox" text.

This is version 14.11 and is a dotm file inside a zip folder. Updated 1 May 2014
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MacroButton Prompt Add-In - Adds command and dialog to insert a MacroButton Prompt. In Ribbon versions of Word, the command is added to the QAT. In Word 2003, the command is added at the bottom of the Insert menu. Gives the user the dialog shown at right allowing entry of a MacroButton Prompt using colored text. The Add-In itself acts as a help file. In both versions the dialog can also be launched with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F4.

Contains .dot file for Word 2003 and .dotm file for Ribbon versions of Word and pdf versions of these files. This is Version 16.11. (22 November 2016)

This Add-In does NOT work in Word 97. Don't know about Word 2000-2002. It shouldn't hurt anything in Word 97, the code simply does not work.
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Click to download the Add-In that produced this code.BarCode Add-In for Word 2013 and later. Inserts barcode for text using the DisplayBarCode field. This field does not display a barcode in earlier versions of Word. This version inserts any of the ten types of bar codes recognized by the field. Field generated by this Add-In can be modified manually after generation to allow for more types of bar codes or different sizes. Bar codes generated using this can be saved as graphics using a screenshot. This is Version 16.10 updated on 12 October 2016. Produces all kinds of bar codes but focused on the QR Bar Code. Allow setting scale, rotation, and error correction switches for QR barcode. It is a .dotm file in a .zip file and contains macros as well as a QAT button to run the macros. Pdf of documentation text also included.

NOTE: I don't believe either of these fields can add a USPS-compliant barcode (Intelligent Mail) for envelopes. Using the old barcode field will slow down delivery of mail. You can download something from the USPS from here. I do not know how to use that software. The USPS barcode does not have an even bottom edge.

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FileNew Classic Dialog for Word 2002-2016 - Adds a New File or Template Button on left end of Home Tab. It also adds a QAT button and a keyboard shortcut. This gives quick  access to user and workgroup templates through the traditional tabbed dialog box. This is a .dotx file to add to the Word Startup folder. It contains no macros. It also puts the command on the QAT. There is a version without the Home Tab button as well.
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(Alternative methods - QAT button and Keyboard shortcut)

See File New Variations in the Versions of Word for information about the problems addressed by this Add-In. The Zip file contains a ReadMe file; each template is self-documenting.

This is Version 17.5 of this template package. All templates are macro-free.

This may work in Mac versions and on 64-bit versions of Word but has not been tested in those Versions. It should not hurt to try. I know of no way to have it work on mobile devices.

In the .dot version for Word 2002-2003 this adds command to the File Menu and to the Standard Toolbar (as well as keyboard shortcut).

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Easy New Document Template package (letterhead in headers) - This is a zip file with a set of templates. It is designed to make it easy to create a new document based on a template other than the normal template. The enclosed templates are designed to be used in versions Word 97-2016 (and probably later). They are a basic letterhead with the letterhead in the first-page header and with a continuation header. Macro-free versions are enclosed as well. See this ReadMe file for more information. The method demonstrated can be used with any template. Version 2014.2 2014-03-26 (zip file - 109K) The screenshots below take you to relevant places in that ReadMe file. Download Add-In latest version.

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bullet Letterhead system.  This is a system for self-updating letter forms. Letterhead System - click to download The idea is to have letterhead components stored in one location and have letter forms reference that location when used so that form letters will have the latest letterhead information. If you are generating your letterhead on the computer or if your letter forms need to accommodate pre-printed letterhead, you should look at this! - Last updated 10-Jul-2001 - Version 2001.05 - zip file 496 KB - See also the Letterhead Textboxes and Styles Tutorial (below) 
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bullet Letterhead AddIn(s) - Created to assist someone who mistakenly wanted to make the letterhead the normal template for all people in the company. Two versions. The first creates a new letter based on a letterhead template in the workgroup template folder when Word is opened. The second is a single template to go in the Word Startup Folder which acts as the template for letters. It also becomes the default new document without replacing the normal template. This is another variation of the EasyNewDocument Add-In. These are rough but demonstrate the concept. For Word 2007 and later only, although concept would work in earlier versions as well. Version 14.4 updated March 4, 2014.
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bullet Gender Toolbar / Ribbon - Lets you use a custom document property to make gender-specific fields in Word 2007 - 2016. Contains built in toolbar, instructions for installation (and un-installation), autotext entries & macros.  Zip file - Version 2017.08. Adds these options to the Insert tab on the ribbon.- Last Updated 28 Jun 2017.

Unobtrusive - powerful!

 

Examples:

Ms. X is  female, a woman. She is married, making her a wife. Her bicycle was a present from her parents. That is why people say the bicycle is hers.

Mr. X is male, a man. He is married, making him a husband. His bicycle was a present from his parents. That is why people say the bicycle is his.

The gender-specific words can be set/changed at the click of a button. 
The fields can be inserted from the drop-down menu. Once fields have been inserted from the toolbar, the document with fields can be used by someone else who does not have the add-in by manually changing the document property. Otherwise, they retain their gender just as if they were ordinary text. Documentation is included.
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Checkbox Add-In Checkbox Add-In Template - click to download Lets you put active checkboxes in your documents without protecting them as forms! Designed as a tutorial with macros that you can read as well as an Add-In you can use right away. Combines use of AutoText, MacroButton Fields, and macros to achieve clickable checkboxes. You can use this as an Add-In and give this capability to all your documents or copy the components to your other templates for use in individual documents. Now with a ?/Y/N Toggle as well. (Includes a separate document on a substitute for the REF field with online form checkboxes.) For more on how this is constructed, see Single-Click Checkboxes in Word.
Last updated 1 February 2012 - Version 2012.09 (Zipped - 57K). Download Checkbox Add-In Now
 

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Based on a toolbar described in Word 97 for Law Firms, Word 2000 for Law Firms,  Word XP for Law Firms & Word 2003 for Law Firms - Includes date field menu that inserts various date fields using AutoText entries. (Zip format. Last updated 20 January 2017 - 183 Kb, Version 2017.07) Latest update includes superscripted ordinals (23rd) in date fields as shown by Paul Edstein (MacroPod) as well as keyboard shortcuts for heading styles 4-9.
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Navigation Pane at Word Start - for Word 2010 and later. When Word starts, the navigation pane is displayed or not depending on the setting when it was last used. This zip file has an Add-In that will turn the Navigation Pane on at Word start; the Add-In has a macro to toggle this function and make Word start without the Navigation Pane. In Word 2013 and later, this also disables the Start screen, starting Word with a new blank document instead. Version 16.4. Last updated 8 January 2016
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bullet Web Toolbar Handler - Use as an Add-In or copy code and toolbar to your own global template. Disables Web toolbar and provides menu command for you to view the toolbar when you want to. Version 2001.01 - (Zipped - 10K) Last updated 28 October 2001.
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bullet Print Current Page Only Add-In - Adds macro to print only the current page. This is assigned to a printer icon on the QAT for versions 2007 and later. For all versions, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+P is assigned to this macro. Download zip file contains a .dotm file and a .dot file. Only one should go into the Word Startup Folder. Version 14.2. Released 2014-04-08.
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bullet DateLoader Add-In - In Word Alt+Shift+D inserts a Date field (4/15/2014) that updates every time you open or print a document. Most uses work better with a CreateDate field that gives you the current date when you insert it and remains that same date. When used in a template, it is updated when a new document is created. Also, people may prefer a long date rather than the short date. This Add-In substitutes a long format (April 15, 2014) CreateDate field. It also has instructions for changing the format and has several options. For details on datefields take a look at  Using Date Fields in Microsoft Word. (template in 8K zip folder, no macros or code, Version 1.0)
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bullet FileName and Path Add-In - This is a simple Add-In that lets a person insert the FileName and Path field in Word at the insertion point with the Keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Shift+F. Creating this path is very simple Insert > Field but the Add-In attaches a keyboard shortcut to a macro that does this directly.  Can be used in conjunction with the following macro-free Add-In for Supplemental Building Blocks. Added 10 Dec 2011.
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bullet Supplemental Building Blocks for Headers and Footers with Page X of Y Header/Footer and FileName Building Blocks for Word 2007-2016 - Addin that can be placed in either the Word Startup Folder or the Building Blocks folder. Contains Header and Footer building blocks with the Page X of Y and FileName entries familiar to those who used Word 97-2003. Can be used in conjunction with the keyboard shortcut macro FileName and Path Add-In. This Add-In contains no macros. This contains Page Number entries for direct entry that include fields like page numbers formatted for Roman numerals, the FileName field, and FileName with Path field. Version 16.3
 
bullet Outline Headings Global Stylesheet for Word 2002-2016 - Addin to be used as a global stylesheet as described in  A Global StyleSheet in Microsoft Word? This imports the Body Text and all 9 heading styles from the global template. Has keyboard shortcut to do this as well as keyboard shortcuts for Heading Styles 4-9. Zip file with .dot and .dotm files. Use only one of the templates. Version 2017.6 added macro to remove numbering from heading styles (written by Stefan Blom) as well as a toolbar in the .dot version and Ribbon buttons in the .dotm version -- If you only want to add the Keyboard shortcuts, use the following macro-free Add-In instead.
 
bullet Heading Style Keyboard Shortcuts - Heading Styles 4-9 - Heading Styles 1-3 have keyboard shortcuts associated with them. Ctrl+Alt+[Heading level] This macro-free Add-In provides keyboard shortcuts to apply the other heading styles. Zip folder containing .dotx and .dot files. For Word 97-2016. Macro-free version released 2016.01.04
 
bullet Animated Text Effects Font Sampler - Earlier versions of Word (97-2003) have animated font effects (Red Marching Ants, Sparkle Text, etc.) that are no longer available (probably because corporate folks found them too annoying). There are no font dialog controls for these in Word 2007 and the later ribbon versions of Word.

 Text Animation dialog in Word 97 - screen shot Text effects dialog in Word 2003.

A macro can still insert such text or you can simply put text that already has the feature you want into your document and it will retain that character. (Such a macro written by Greg Maxey can be found here.) Text that has these effects applied keeps the effect when inserted or pasted into Word 2007-2010. You can then replace the pasted text with anything you want. (You can get rid of text effects in those versions by clearing font formatting (Ctrl+Spacebar)). The download has samples of all six text animation effects. You can copy text from it and then write your own text to suit or use it as an AutoText/Building Blocks Add-In. Word 2013/365 and later does not display these text effects, period.

The zip file contains a .doc file and a .dotx template. The template can be placed in the Word Startup Folder or in your Building Blocks folder to make it global. It contains AutoText entries but no macros. The names of the AutoText entries each begin with the letter "x" and are listed in the template. Current version is 4.14.
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bullet Open Recent File QAT Modification for Word 2013-16 - This file adds a button for the Open Recent File command to the QAT when placed in the Word Startup Folder. See page 2 of this thread on the Microsoft Answers Word forum. This Add-In was created using Word 2010, which gives access to this command in the Modify QAT dialog. Note, you can easily get to Recent Files (with or without this Add-In) using the Keyboard Shortcut Alt+F. This is the same as clicking on the File Button. This .dotx form Add-In is without macros.

Also contains a separate .dotm Add-In that implements macros and a UserForm to display recent files. See Doug Robbins' answer in this forum thread. This also has a button on the QAT. While these can work together, you should only use one. This is version 15.3 of this Add-In. Download Add-In latest version.
 
bullet Table of Contents Building Blocks Add-In for Word 2007 and later - This adds two additional choices to the gallery "Automatic Table 1 - simple;" and "Automatic Table 1 - Simple full" these are both is a TOC field. See the top two entries in the screenshost below. Unlike the other Automatic Table entries, these are not in a Content Control and have no labels or titles. This is version 16.2 and contains no macros. All three of the Automatic Table entries give the same field except Simple full. The screenshots below are for Word 2007-2010 and for Word 2013 and later; it is the same template. See Generating a Table of Contents - Complex Documents for more on Tables of Contents.

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bullet Blank Header/Footer Building Blocks Add-In for Word 2013 and later - I understand that the blank headers and footers have been removed from the Building Blocks Gallery in Word 2013. This is a .dotx file with blank headers and footers for those who care to use them. It would be placed in either the Word Startup Folder or in the Building Blocks folder. It adds a header and footer with a content control for typing (like Word 2010) as well as a truly empty header and footer to the choices available. Note, if you have a 2010 version of the Building Blocks file, you can use that as a global Add-In. I would recommend renaming, it, though.
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bullet Continuous Page Numbering Add-In  - In (32-bit versions of) Word 2007 or later, this adds a button (shown below-left) to the Header/Footer tools tab to reset any page numbers in a document to number continuously. (This is the default setting in Word so you shouldn't need this often.) Page numbering can get messed up in multiple-section documents and can be difficult to fix manually. This button triggers a macro to do it. The macro is based on one written by Jay Freedman.

This does not add or change page number fields; it makes sure that the numbering does not restart anywhere in the document. After it is clicked, the user has a chance to cancel.

Once it has been run, the user can choose to restart page numbering in any section using the Format Page Numbers dialog.




Also contains a .dot file for earlier versions of Word. This has been tested in Word 2003, but does not work in Word 97. It may work in Word 2000 and 2002 but has not been tested. In menu versions, this add-in adds the button shown to the Header/Footer Toolbar (shown to the right).

    
This is Version 17.08
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bullet 2003 WordArt Add-In for Word 2010-2016 - In Word 2010 .docx formatted documents the legacy WordArt Dropdown gallery is not available and the items must be recreated via text effects or imported from a legacy document. This macro-free Add-In gives the users a custom AutoText gallery on the Quick Access Toolbar that allows use of the traditional choices as an addition to the WordArt directly available in Word 2010 - 2016. 30 AutoText entries are in the Custom 4 gallery. (DOTX template in 97K zip file, contains gallery and QAT assignment, Version 2013.04) Works in Word 2007-2016 but not useful in Word 2007 because Word 2007 uses Word 2003's WordArt graphics engine.
For a discussion of alternatives, see this thread on the Microsoft Answers Forum.

WordArt Gallery 2003 2010 Microsoft
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bulletSee also WordArt 2010 Sampler Version 2013.01
 
bullet Paid Date Stamp (Word 2007 and later) Version 17.3
Inserts Date and Time Stamped PAID in a document.

 Dated PAID Stamp Microsoft Word Add-In
Dated PAID Stamp Add-In Microsoft WordHas button on the Quick Action Toolbar (QAT) triggering a macro. Uses an AutoText entry. Macro would not be needed except for the date stamp.
 

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bullet Task Pane Controller - MVP FAQ
 
bullet FileNewDialog Add-In - In Word 2003, the File > New command brings up a task pane which the people at Microsoft thought helpful, instead of the Dialog box that lists the available templates. You can get to that dialog from the task pane, but it is an extra step. This Add-In returns the old File > New command (as File > New (dialog)) and changes the built-in command to File > New (task pane). No macros or code. (template in 6K zip folder, Version 2004.01)
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bullet FormatStylesDialog Add-In - In Word 2003, the Format > Styles and Formatting... command brings up a task pane which the people at Microsoft thought helpful, instead of the Dialog box that lists the available templates. This Add-In returns the old Format > Styles... command (as Format > Styles... ) and leaves the Task Pane command of Format > Styles and Formatting... No macros or code. (template in 6K zip folder, Version 2004.01)
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bullet Styles DropDown Add-In - In Word 2002 and later you can no longer access the Styles window in a custom Formatting toolbar by pressing Ctrl+Shift+S. This Add-In restores that function. (template in 9K zip folder, contains macro and keyboard assignment, Version 2004.01)
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bullet ASK and Fill-In Fields Tutorial  - ASK and FILL-IN fields date back at least to Word 95. They are tried and true technology, if a bit arcane. Two three-page tutorials using ASK fields with bookmarks that are referenced by REF fields. Also uses FillIn fields to show the differences.  One tutorial is a template, the other is a document. Contains macros that update REF fields in headers and footers. Contains macros that update only certain types of fields. Last Updated: 29-Jul-2015 - (zip file 72 K) Version 15.8. (Updated to include Word97 versions - code was locking - and folder with VBA code modules. Added work-around for repeated asking provided by Paul Edstein.)
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bullet StyleRef Field Tutorial - Three-page tutorial document on the StyleRef field - no macros - Last Updated 28 Decmber 2004, Version 2001.03. (zip file - 11 Kb) More Information
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bullet Letterhead Textboxes and Styles Tutorial - Two page template showing use of textboxes in the headers/footers to reserve space for preprinted letterhead, styles for a letterhead, and use of the StyleRef field to put information into the second-page header automatically. No macros. Contains Closing AutoText entry. Distributed in .dotx and .dot format. Last Updated 21 Feb 2016, Version 2016.03. (zip file - 18 Kb) Use with page on headers and footers.
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bullet Basic Letterhead Template - Basic letterhead template using user properties, styles, different headers and footers, and styleref fields. Version 17.3 (zip file) .dot file, .dotx file and Readme.doc file. .dot file created in 2002, the .dotx file has the same content and was created in 2017. No macros.
 
bullet IncludeText Field Tutorial - Ten-page tutorial with three documents demonstrating how to use the IncludeText Field with bookmarks. Shows interaction of styles and how to use a hidden Page field in one document to get continuous page numbering of separate documents - three methods shown for hiding the Page field! Also demonstrates weird interaction of headers and footers in source document. Version 2017.05 - Last updated 1 May 2017 - zip file .doc and .docx versions
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bullet UserForm  (a/k/a Bookmarks and Fields Sampler) - example of a basic userform, bookmarks and REF and IF fields in a Locked Form - (Yes, this tutorial uses both a UserForm and a protected "online" form.) Last Updated 1 March 2002 - zip file 20K - written by Joseph Freedman with additions from Charles Kenyon - Version 3 - three-page template. Now includes a folder with the VBA modules as separate files. Works in Word Versions 97 - 2016
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bulletRandom Text Add-In for Ribbon Versions of Word - This is a .dotm template designed to work as an Add-In. The text in the template contains a short monograph on the AutoCorrect functions that can be used to generate pseudo-random or dummy text in a document. It also contains viewable vba code and a simple userform to implement those functions. See here for version information.
 
bullet AutoText Sampler  Shows drop-down fields and AutoText menus.AutoText custom toolbar. Click for larger image of a custom toolbar. Intended as a tutorial. Last updated 7 March 2002. (Two-page template. Zipped - 21K)  
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bullet AutoText Inserter Code Sampler This template has code to use to insert AutoText entries in a global template into a document at the insertion point. Created May 4, 2004. Version 01. (Template for use as global. Zipped, 13K.)
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bullet Checkbox Add-In - Inter-related Autotext entries, fields, and macros (link is to description above)
 
bullet Nested Tables Demo -  demonstrates potential problems caused by using nested tables in Word 2000 if the document is going to be opened in Word 97. Also shows a pseudo-nested table that is Word 97 compatible. (Zipped - 25K) Version 2001.01 - Last updated 08-Feb-2001.
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bullet Letterhead System - macros in letterforms show how to run a macro in a global template (or Normal.dot) from one in a document template. (Link is to description above)
 
bullet Gender Toolbar - demonstrates use of AutoText to hold and insert complex fields, AutoText on a customized menu. (Link is to description above)
 
bullet Calculated Date Field Tutorial -  Two-page Word document showing complex calculated date field using IF, CREATEDATE, DATE, SET, and other fields. See Calculated Dates for information. (Zipped - no macros - 16K) Version 15.2 You can also download a macro-enabled template that lets you set the variables for date calculation in the tag of a date-picker content control. It allows automatic skipping of certain holidays and weekends in calculations.
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bullet Buttons Listing - a template with toolbars that have all (or at least many) of the button icons built-in to Office with their face-ids. Over 1000 button images. (This is a tool for customizing Word, not really a tutorial although it does show the VBA that was used to generate the toolbars.) Zip file - 50K - last updated 28-Feb-2001. Version 2001.03. (Latest version corrects instructions.)
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bullet Templates Menu - document with macros that demonstrates use of macro to create new document based on templates. Download Templates Menu latest version.
 
bulletWord Questions and Answers - 160+ page Word document in Zip format with Five-Page TOC (Zipped - 170K) Version 2001.01 Although written about earlier versions of Word, this guide is very useful and may have answers you'll have difficulty finding elsewhere.
 
bullet FileName and Path in Footer template - Zip file with .dot and .dotx templates that have field for Filename and Path in all three footers. No Macros - Added 2013-09-03
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bullet Page Numbering Calculation Tutorial - Document with different page numbers in headers and footers - one solution - uses calculation fields and bookmarked SectionPages fields. Also enclosed is a document with instructions for doing this prepared by someone after reviewing the tutorial. Version 17.3 April 9, 2017.
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bullet Mirrored Margins in Landscape Mode Demo - Document showing one workaround to problem with Mirrored Margins with Landscape Mode using textboxes to take up space. Word 97-2016 Here is a separate one showing a different workaround using space-before and space-after formatting in Styles.
 
bullet Envelope Tutorial - Graphics in return address and more. Uses EnvelopeExtra AutoText entries. (Zip file - 45K) Download Envelope Tutorial Now

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bullet AutoText Loader - This utility written by Jay Freedman lets you bulk-insert AutoText into a template. You set up a two-column table with the first column holding the names for AutoText entries and the second column holding the entries. You click on the toolbar button and Instant AutoText! Slick! January 2004 (zip file - 23K)  Later versions on Jay's site.
 
bullet Date-Restricted Document Template - Demo of use of a field to display "VOID" 14 days after document is created. Intended to be placed in header of a document restricted for editing. No macros. Version 17.2
 
bullet Document formatted entirely using Styles - I created this document to help answer a question on a Word forum about how a large document could be so small. This document is in .docx format and has 26,479 words and 63 pages; it is less that 35K in size, that is, less than 2 bytes per word. Note, this is the .docx format. The same document in .doc format is more than 240K in size. A virtually identical (in content) document is included in .docx format that did not use Styles for most of the formatting. It is 48K in size.
This is Version 16.2 of the documents.
 
bullet Question Styles - A document set up for multiple guess question and answers with automatic numbering and spacing. If at all possible, questions and answers will be kept together on one page. Styles can be copied to other documents or templates using the Styles Organizer. Written in response to this question. Macro-free .docx Version 17.2
 
bullet Quick Reference Guide for Headers, Footers and Page Numbers - Ribbon Versions of Word
Based on this Microsoft Help page. pdf Version 17.2 added a 2-page condensed version
 
bullet Macro to Insert Building Blocks - Word 2007 and later - This is a demonstration of a couple of ways to use macros to insert building blocks. They are introduced in the chapter on Automated Boilerplate in Word. Template has macros to handle situation when multiple building blocks have the same name. This is version 16.1. For demonstration purposes, there are also QAT icons for the various macros.
 
bullet Startup Path Macro Holder. This is a Word .doc file containing a signed macro that will give you the location of the Word Startup Path on your computer. Version 14.1
 
bullet WorkGroup Templates Folder Macro Holder Word .docm and .doc files containing a signed macro that will give you the location of the Word Workgroup Templates Folder on your computer. If none has been set, it lets you declare one. Version 14.1
 
bullet Margins Tabs and Indents in Word 2013 and later shows how these three settings interact. Docx file.
 
bulletText Boundaries Template for Word 2013/2016/365 Word 2013/365 changed the text rendering engine in Word so that "text boundaries" are around individual paragraphs rather than displaying the page margins. Many people prefer the old method.This is a zip file containing two letter-size macro- and text-free templates and a read-me document. Documents created using one template will display text boundaries like they were displayed in Word 2003-2010, they will be in compatibility mode. Documents created using the second template will display with a pseudo text boundary that is actually a page border set to be one point from text. Those documents will not be in compatibility mode. This is a work-around, not a solution, but may be helpful. See the Read Me file for directions. Version 15.3
 
bullet WordFAQ The Microsoft Word New Users' Newsgroup FAQ in Word form (zipped) 185K Last updated 18 December 2000 - To view (more up-to-date) web version click here. Download Word FAQ in Word Format Now
 
bulletCD / DVD Jewel Case - basic template to print CD / DVD jewel case inserts (front & back) in Word. Very rudimentary. (zip file - 5K)
Download CD/DVD Jewel Case Template Now
 
bullet Business Cards - Two business card layouts: 3-part with graphic, straight text - both use custom document properties and fields - template (zip file -  38 K - Version 1.3 - Posted 18 May 2004)
Download Business Cards Template Now
 
bullet Styles In a Networked Environment - Word document - transcription of newsgroup discussion of this topic. This is a round-table discussion by some very experienced people on different philosophies regarding styles and methods of implementing them.(zip file - 51 K)
 
bullet Digital Signature in Document Samples - Two word documents that have been "digitally signed" using an email certificate and an Authenticode certificate. Purpose is to demonstrate messages that come up and how they change if the document is altered. Version 1 - zip file 17 K - 09-Feb-2001
Download Digital Signature Samples Now
 
bullet Click to download priority mail label - zip formatPriority Mail Label 228 - August 2000 printing (Version 2000.08) - zip file 11 K
bulletHeader Footer Toolbar reviver - Missing your header/footer toolbar? AutoOpen macro gets toolbar back. Version 2002.01 - zip file 9 K
Download latest version.

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 Other Download Pages:

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Microsoft Download Pages  
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Count # of Words in Selected Text (including footnotes / endnotes) Description Page - Download

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Supplemental Macros for Word 2000 Description Page - Download

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Word 97/2000 Viewer - allows people who don't have Word to view/print documents in Word - Description Page - Download (large 3800K +)

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Payne Consulting - Authors of Word 97/2000/X for Law Firms -including
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VBA Code Cleaner

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MetaData Assistant

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"Bates" Numbering Label Maker (and more)

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CompuServe Word Forum
Word Downloads - VBA Word Downloads

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Chris Greaves, Inc.
Word Utility Function Library
Technical Papers
 

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Greg Maxey has numerous utilities and modifications to the Ribbon - great tutorials - the Add-Ins are usually at the bottom of a tutorial page
 

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Graham Mayor has downloads and macros too many to mention - but very good
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Graham Mayor and Greg Maxey's List Variables, Bookmarks, Content Controls and Document Properties Add-In

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the tutorial that is the standard on how to insert and use macros: Idiots' guide to installing macros from text listings
 

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Pieter Jannsens (disable web toolbar and others)

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Chris Woodman keyboard shortcuts organizer - very good - his web page has been down for some time. This link is to an archive site. If you use this in Ribbon versions of Word, you will find the commands under the Add-Ins Tab. The keyboard shortcuts in the keyboard shortcut organizer are Alt+Ctrl+Shift+K to launch the keyboard organizer, and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+V to launch the document variable organizer.


The screenshot above is from Word 2010. This is old software (2002) but it can be made to work. I do not know of anything else available to copy keyboard shortcuts. Load as an Add-In by placing in the Word Startup Folder. This Add-In apparently does NOT work in 64-bit versions of Office. In Word 2007 and later, both the original and the modified version require that the Trust Center Settings be set to trust access to the vba project.

A version for Word 2007 and later is available that adds a group to the Developer Tab for Word 2007 and later.
This is Version 13.7. Dec2015
 

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MacroPod - excellent demo documents on Date Calculations and Word Field Math

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MVP Lene Fredborg has a number of utilities and macros available
DocTools
Including Toolkit for management of headers and footers, screenshot below (with direct link)
Add-Ins Templates Microsoft Word Help Headers Footers

 

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Chris Devrell Downloads Page - Utilities toolbar, sample userform to get information for letter. CDEV Word Utilities Toolbar - click to go to download site
 

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Greg and Dian Chapman's Mousetrax download page including Word Option Utility, Directory Cataloger, Word Backup Utility, Word Crayon and more!

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Jay Freedman's site The Macro Zone
Listing as of 12/2013: Fix for multiple versions of Word, Calendar templates, AutoCorrect Utility, AutoText Dumper/Loader, Bookmark Add-In, Finder, Form Picture, NewDocUserForm, SaveView2013, WordBasic Help, Zip to City Zip

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How to Create a Template - John McGhie - download the Word version which includes an excellent template

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Word's Numbering Explained - John McGhie - downloadable .pdf file or read on the web.

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PlaceBar Customizer - Reset the "Places" in the File dialogs of Office 2000 - Woody Leonhard - a part of WOPR and no longer available for free download.Cry! However, take a look at:

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Office Places Bar Customizer - Zjooj - One version for Windows 2000/XP and another that works with all versions of Windows - free - nice site!

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Favorite Places Bar Wizard by Romke SoldaatClick to go to article and Wizard download at OfficeVBA site. does the same thing as the PlaceBar Customizer and is free! A different link - with an explanatory article is also free: Favorite Places Bar Wizard at OfficeVBA However, there is a catch! This is on the OfficeVBA site which is member-only.  Don't despair! You can sign up for a free issue of the magazine and get 30 days of free access to the site. This site is so good I ended up paying for a subscription to the magazine just for these download privileges. 
You don't really need to read the articles, just download the utilities. The articles, though are good if you are trying to learn VBA because they explain in great detail what is being done and why.

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Better Proofing - Thesaurus and Speller Improvements by Romke Soldaat (Word 2000/2002 only)
Also on the OfficeVBA site (see above) is an Add-In that improves the drop-down thesaurus and spelling menus by giving you access to more replacement choices, retaining capitalization in replacements, and allowing addition of words to multiple custom dictionaries. Although you will want to read both articles (Thesaurus and Speller) you only need to download the Add-In from the Speller article.

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Malcolm Smith - folder-wide replacer, Word quick mark add-ins

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Graham Mayor, MVP - various utilities; See also, his tips page.

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Greg Maxey, MVP - Content Control/Variable/Bookmark and Document Property Tools Add-In - Word 2007 & 2010

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Document Productivity Tools for Word, Excel and Visio from Martin Coomber - free downloads

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Agenda Wizard - from Microsoft Office 97-2003 - works in Word 2013 in zip folder. Put in location where macros can be used.

 

Windows Utilities

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Character Mapping Utilities - Replacements for Windows Character Map
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Characteristica (free)

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Extended Character Map (free)

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CapsLock - NumLock alert - modification - Toggler (shareware) - free download trial

 

** Note about Bug in Word 2013 that may cause problems with some Add-Ins. Using Word 2013/365, if an Add-In (such as the Macrobutton Prompt Add-In) displays and then hides field codes in a multi-page document, it will cause new documents created after use of the Add-In to open zoomed to 10%. This can be corrected with the zoom screen controls in Print View. In the MacroButtonPrompt Add-In there is a Word 2013 version that incorporates a workaround until such time (if ever) that this bug is fixed. This bug is discussed in Word Answers in this thread.

 

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Using Date Fields in Microsoft Word
Calculated Dates
Booklet Formatting and Printing in Microsoft Word
Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Word
Document linked to Printer in Microsoft Word
Fonts Missing from Menu in Microsoft Word
How can I get a different header / footer on the second page?
Heading? Header? Microsoft Word Help
More on Headers and Footers in Word
Letterhead
Mapped Content Controls and Document Properties
Weird Lines and Borders
Macros and VBA
Master Documents Feature in Microsoft Word
A Back CoverPage in Microsoft Word
Normal Template in Microsoft Word - How to Open or Find the Normal Template
My docs open in the wrong program! Re-registering Word using the commandline.
Moving (Sharing) Customizations in Microsoft Word
Global StyleSheet?
MVP means?
Naming Files - A System is the Key
Posting tips in the Microsoft Word Forums
Getting rid of that (*)#"@^ paperclip! - Taming the Office Assistant
Page X of Y doesn't work in Microsoft Word!
Save Changes to the Global Template? Keeps Popping Up
Templates in Microsoft Word
Global Templates
Too Many Icons on the Taskbar in Microsoft Word 2000
Getting Rid of the Web Toolbar in Microsoft Word
Word for Word Perfect Users
Favorite Documents Menu
Work Menu in Microsoft Word
Templates Menu in Microsoft Word
What books have been recommended about Microsoft Word?
Where can I find more templates?
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