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Word Macros / Re: macro which checks for adverbs, passive words, overl
« Last post by lindabell009 on August 02, 2010, 06:31:10 PM »
How do I copy the text from the website to a macro file *.frm, *.bas, or *.cls?

Word doesn't have those extensions.
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Word Macros / Re: macro which checks for adverbs, passive words, overl
« Last post by Fahim on August 02, 2010, 09:11:48 AM »
Ooops, yeah, forgot the link :) Have updated the previous post to include the link ...
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Word Macros / Re: macro which checks for adverbs, passive words, overl
« Last post by lindabell009 on August 02, 2010, 09:09:47 AM »
What "following link?" Did you mean to post a link & forget to?
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Word Macros / Re: macro which checks for adverbs, passive words, overl
« Last post by Fahim on August 02, 2010, 07:57:43 AM »
I don't have Word 2010 handy at the moment since I'm on a Mac but the following link appears to have what should be the solution. Of course, you probably would need to change step #6 and instead of importing the macro, paste it in as in the original directions. The rest should be about the same :)

http://office.blogs.webucator.com/2010/05/18/create-a-macro-in-microsoft-word-2010/
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Word Macros / macro which checks for adverbs, passive words, overl
« Last post by lindabell009 on August 02, 2010, 04:49:37 AM »
On Lite Literary website, I found a neat macro checking the currently open document for adverbs, passive words, overly used words and cliches/misused words and then highlighting them in different colors.

The directions say:

If you are using Word 2007, then go to the Developer tab. (If you don't have a Developer tab in your ribbon bar, you might need to go to Word options and enable it first.) Click on the Visual Basic button on the Developer tab to open the macro editor. Then, paste the code in and click the Save button and close the macro editor. And to run the macro, simply click on the Macros button on the Developer tab to get a list of available macros that you can execute.

Actually, I'm using 2010, but the feature doesn't seem changed. WHERE do I paste it? HOW?


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Blog / Re: Using New....to me....features
« Last post by Fahim on July 20, 2010, 03:06:21 PM »
You're the only one *I* know of. Actually, that's not true. There's one other. But that's it as far as I know. Maybe if Embarcadero comes up with the cross-platform of Delphi, I might go back to work on Blog since then I could use it myself under Mac OS X ...
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Blog / Re: Using New....to me....features
« Last post by Wayfarer on July 19, 2010, 08:38:00 PM »
So... I am the last one... :cry:

-- Wayfarer
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Progress Bar / Re: date incorrect
« Last post by Fahim on June 23, 2010, 09:33:58 AM »
I'll take a look at the wording and the information display to figure out how I can make it less ambiguous/confusing :)
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Progress Bar / Re: date incorrect
« Last post by rabourn on June 23, 2010, 09:30:34 AM »
Thanks for taking a look at it. I really like this compared to other word count meters I've seen. Thanks for creating it.

I understand now. Yeah, the wording might need some tweaking and maybe the "days to go" should be to the set goal date, not the projected at rate date. It is interesting to see what the actual date would be at my current rate. Displaying the "words/day for target" near it makes it seem like it's for the latter date, though. So some of my confusion might be a result of juxtaposing those two data.

Here's a suggestion:

<project name>
<end date>
## days to go [use end date]
words written: ##
words remaining: ##
average words/day: ##
words/day for target: ##
projected completion at current rate: <date>

Perhaps there's a more concise label for that last one? Nothing comes to mind at the moment  :-)
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Progress Bar / Re: date incorrect
« Last post by Fahim on June 23, 2010, 08:15:22 AM »
OK, it's been a long time since I wrote that and so I couldn't remember what was going on. So had to go back and take a look at the code before I remembered what was happening :) Basically, the graph is correct but the wording might need a little bit of tweaking. The 2010-09-09 is the date your goal would be reached at the current rate of writing. The actual goal date is displayed at the top as "Target Date" and the word rate you need to reach that target date is given on the last line as "words/day for target" - does that clarify things?
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