Writer&';s Friend helps you by doing difficult and repetitive steps for you in Microsoft Word. Writer&';s Friend is a group of macros or code. But I&';ll explain how to do most of these manually, as well as by using the code. Some of the macros require you to modify some lines at the top so that things happen the way you want them to happen, rather than my preferences. You&';ll find these macros helpful if you&';re a writer. You&';ll find them even more helpful if you self-publish.
When you see a Writer&';s Friend macro that you want, copy it and paste it into the big empty box to the right. (If you&';ve already copied and pasted a macro there, scroll to the bottom and paste the next macro there.
The first thing you&';ll want to do when working with Word is to set you&';re styles. For Security Reasons, the macro can only do so much.
WrF_Style_B4_Font_Names(1) = "Calibri Light" to the font you want for the Title Font. Run the WrF_Set_Styles macro (by double clicking it). Then modify each of those six styles, select New Documents Based on this Template and click OK.
If you want to self-publish a paperback on Amazon, they want the document to be set up a certain way. They want the page size to be 6x9 &n-; there are other options for size, but 6x9 is the recommended size. To use this next macro, create a new Word document. Go to the folder where you want the new document. Right-Click in the white space, choose New, then Microsoft Word Document. Name your new document to be the book title. Now, open this new document, then run the WrF_CreateSpace_Format macro. (CreateSpace is Amazon&';s website for self-publishing paperbacks.) This macro will format the document to be 6x9. It will create a page header to be the name of your document (which is the title). And it will create a page footer with the author&';s name and page numbering.
Are there words you frequently type incorrectly, which Word&';s spell checker doesn&';t catch? The spell checker doesn&';t always catch where to, too, and two are used in correctly or then and than. I also often type the for them or they. The WrF_Common_Misspellings macro will highlight all occurrences of those words. You can change the words the macro is looking for by modifying the macro. The words being looked for are surrounded by  as in [than]. After you&';ve checked all the highlighted words, run the WrF_Clear_Highlighting macro.
When you&';re ready to publish your book, you&';ll want some keywords. Keywords help people who are searching for your book find it. Amazon says that roles are good to use for keywords. Others say to search for what your book is about and see what Google suggests. This is what others are searching for that&';s similar to your book. I figure, I&';ve already got a lot of that in the description. So what else is in my book? Sometimes it&';s easy enough to find out by looking at all the chapter headings. If you use the Heading 1 and Heading 2 styles for chapter headings, they&';ll show up with you check Navigation Pane in the View Menu. Alternately, you can create a Table of Contents and look at them there. But sometimes, you need to see what words appear the most in your story. The WrF_Word_Frequency macro is an extension of Allen Wyatt&';s FindWords macro.