- Launch the Customize dialog box by double-clicking a toolbar or menu or by choosing Customize from the Tools menu.
- Click the Commands tab.
- Choose New Menu from the Categories list (the last option). Doing so will update the Commands list to the right.
- From the Commands list, drag New Menu to Word's menu bar and drop it in the position you want.
- Right-click the new menu on the menu bar.
- Return to the Categories list in the Customize dialog box and choose Macros. Doing so will display all the macros in the current document in the Commands list. If the list is blank, specify the current document in the Save In control (at the bottom of the dialog box).
- Drag each macro, one by one, to the Macros menu and drop it.
- Once all the macros are in the menu, right-click each and change its Name property to something more friendly and descriptive. Remember to insert an ampersand (&) to the left of the character you want to assign as a shortcut.
- Once you've renamed all the macros, click Close.
- Change the default Name setting to &Macros. That way you can quickly access this menu by pressing [Alt]+M.
- To execute a macro, press [Alt]+M or click the Macros menu. Choose a macro from the list or press its shortcut combination.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.