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Free macros

For over 30 years, Paul Beverley has used his programming ability to complement his writing and editing skills. Latterly he has decided to make his Word macros freely available to other writers and editors and has put them in a free book, Macros for Editors, which you can download from this website. The most powerful macro, FRedit, is available separately (but still free).

For greater benefit from the (800+) different macros, we offer training for large or small groups, from the level of ‘What is a macro?’, right up to macro power-users.

“Thank you again for this brilliant set of tools. I also appreciate your very engaging, conversational style in the book, along with your clear, precise instructions. You’ve guided this technophobe into a whole new world. I’ve been trying to find out about macros and, specifically, macros for editing. Your book and your macros are a real treasure.” RB, Montreal

“Your wonderful macros have helped me gain so much repeat work because people are pleased with the quality that I produce and with the sorts of things I pick up – well, the macros that is.” SF, UK

Beginners start here

If you’re totally new to macros, I have two paths you could take to get started. The first has been developed and simplified over the past few years. The Macro Starter Pack is a set of easy-to-load-and-use macros that will give you a good selection of macros to get you started.

However, some people find the learning curve too steep, and I have to admit that there are new concepts that an editor needs to learn to get the best productivity gain from macros. So, thinking of the Starter Pack as more ‘Eiger direct’, I've come up with a slower and more gentle approach: Macros by the Tourist Route.

I have also extracted some of the introductory material from my book, to give you a more discursive approach, and to give you a feel of what’s possible with macros.

Free videos

To help you get to grips more easily with Word macros, I've prepared a whole set of training videos. Check out my You Tube channel.

The channel is totally unstructured, I fear, and there are over 130 videos (~1500 hours of free training!), but there’s a list of the videos, stating which macros each video features.


A powerful scripted global find and replace system (latest version: 21 Oct 2020).

“I downloaded [it] … to see how it would work with a Spanish article that I’m editing. I have to report that the macro is FABULOUS! I usually spend a lot of time hanging accents on words that are supposed to have them; after setting up the script file as directed, I ran the macro and wiped a significant amount of time off the editing process. It wasn’t difficult and the time saved is enormous.”

(See my videos about FRedit, Parts 0 to 7 on my You Tube channel.)