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If you've not yet used macros to complement your beady eye when you're proofreading, you might like to take a look at my colleague Paul Beverley's handy ProofingPack.
The file contains eighteen ready-to-use macros aimed primarily at the proofreader (though copy-editors may find them useful too).
The beauty of this is that you can download all the macros in one go. Paul put this together to make life easier for those who are a little nervous about the installation process. Oh, and the pack is free, too!
A quick reminder: none of these macros will automatically change anything in the Word file you're working on. The macros highlight potential problems and give you the opportunity to amend or leave alone as you see fit.
To access the pack, download the files from his website and then read the "Instructions" file (or "Instructions_Mac"); there are only four steps to the process. To read information about what each macro does and how it can be used, download his book (see # 2 below).
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