Macro That Deletes Certain Words in a Microsoft Word Document

I created a macro that deletes certain words in a Word document.

After I finished building it, I hit the "run" button and it worked. Now, when I hit the macro command button, the macro does not work.

I'm sure I've done something wrong.

Delete Adverbs.kmmacros (58 KB)


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Hey @LM_C,

You're going about this the hard way.

Use an Execute an AppleScript action to run the following code:

tell application "Microsoft Word"
   set myFind to find object of text object of front document
   tell myFind
      execute find find text "Now^w" replace with "" replace replace all
      execute find find text "the^w" replace with "" replace replace all
   end tell
end tell

Adjust as necessary.

β€œ^w” means whitespace.


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I can't use Keyboard Maestro to do it?

You definitely can. One way is by placing this AppleScript into the macro itself.

Are there other ways of doing it without using AppleScript, and using just KM native actions? No doubt, but sometimes AppleScript, or a shell script, or some JavaScript are much more efficient and reliable.


Why do I need to add "w"?

I copy and pasted the script. I know I did something wrong, but I don't what.

I don't understand.

It's not a β€œw” it's β€œ^w”, and I said what it meant in my post above.

Run the script from Apple's Script, and see if it works...