Introducing the Organizer

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 7, 2020)

Word provides the ability to work with templates. Part of what templates allow you to do is to associate styles and macros with a particular document or a range of documents. Templates are very powerful, and they provide a great deal of flexibility to Word. Sometimes, however, it can be a real pain to get a good "overall" view of what you have available in a particular template or even in a document.

This is where the Organizer comes into play. Word provides the Organizer (a deceptively simple name) to provide a degree of control over what customization elements (like styles and macros) are included in a template or a document. While you don't use the Organizer to create any of these elements, you can use it to copy them from one template or document to another, or to delete them completely.

The easiest way to start the Organizer in Word is to press alt+f8 to display the Macros dialog box. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Macros dialog box.

You can click the Organizer button from within the dialog box, and the tool will spring into action.

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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